Today, 3rd March 2015 is World Birth Defects Day and this is the first one ever. We rarely talk about birth defects in Kenya except when it is dramatic, like the birth of conjoined twins. But birth defects are common and about 50-70% of them are highly preventable. There are inexpensive ways to reduce birth defects that everyone needs to know about.
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Those who followed the story of the conjoined twins of Nakuru may have wondered why no efforts were made to separate them, to at least save one. However, separating conjoined twins is not always a straightforward issue and the dilemma faced when making a separation decision is older than you may have imagined.
Twenty-seven year old Evelyn Omodho gave birth to a set of twin boys at the Nakuru annex Hospital on the 5th of May. The news of the amazing twins transfixed the country as these were no ordinary twins.