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‘Healers’ and chronic illness: a childhood experience

This sign post is common in Kitengela. This ‘doctor’ can get rid of the tummy fat but also ‘treat all chronic diseases’. Some of these ‘doctors’ use herbs, others are ‘faith healers’ who pray and ‘break curses’ and therefore get rid of impotence, fertility problems, money and relationship problems. What is it like for children being taken to these ‘healers’?

Are you diabetic?

Over half the people suffering from diabetes have no idea they have the disease. It’s only when they start to suffer serious clinical illness that many people discover that they are diabetic. However, this simple questionnaire from Merck pharmaceuticals followed by a test will help screen out those at increased risk and help you do something about it early.