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Teenage Mothers of Nakuru, and the Library Offering Sex Education

Photo courtesy of UNFPA KenyaAn acrid smell sweeps past the cold room that hosts two beds in this shack in Bondeni estate.The bed, a...

Tetanus Safety Debate is Back, Is it Safe or Not?

 Untreated, Tetanus kills.It mostly affects newborns within days of exposure to the bacteria, Clostridium Tetani.Treatment is a gamble as it doesn’t always translate to...

At 13 Years of Age, Shalom is Managing Type 1 Diabetes

 At the age of 13, Reuben Shalom Kaguru is only beginning to experience teenage-hood and all the dreams and aspirations that come with his...

When a Daughter Donates Her Kidney to Save Your Life….Love is Real

 It was time to visit  a nephrologist. And I did.  It really hadn't struck me, the magnitude and implication of what I was going...

Cholera in Kenya Exposes Lethargy in Public Health Sector

That there is a cholera outbreak in the country is no longer in doubt. What is doubt though is the numbers of those affected...

Kala-azar, a Neglected Tropical Disease that Kills

The simple yet deadly facts should compel any straight thinking government to invest heavily in a disease that is easily preventable and curable.But that...

Untreatable Gonorrhea Spreading Fast, WHO Warns

Courtesy: http://www.rbch.nhs.ukEngage in risky sexual behavior at your own risk. If there is anything that the resistance to antibiotics point to, it is the fact...

Concussions tied to menstrual problems in young women

 Photo: CourtesyBy ReutersYoung women who suffer a concussion may be at increased risk of menstrual irregularities, at least for a few months, suggests a...

A Digital Solution to Health; Akiba Ya Roho is Here

It is personalised, it is affordable and accessible  to some of Nairobi’s residents in informal settlements.A program dubbed Akiba ya Roho is enlisting about...

”I’m in a Good Space” Kevin Mwachiro

 This time last year, I was a patient at the BLK Hospital in New Delhi. I had just undergone my bone marrow transplant and...
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