Nairobi, Kenya – In the outskirts of Nairobi is the sprawling Kangemi informal settlements. The slum is bustling with people; some cooking outside their shacks, others burning charcoal to sell or busying themselves with their food stalls. The sky is overcast and the air is cold. At th
A nurse’s callousness motivated Emmah Kariuki to pursue a compassionate, intrepid style of nursing that has earned her recognition as one of 13 “Heroines of Health” at this year’s World Health Assembly meeting in Geneva.
In 2014, tuberculosis overtook AIDS as the leading infectious disease killer worldwide with 9.6 million people becoming ill and 1.5 million dying of TB. TB remains the leading killer among people living with HIV. Ending the TB epidemic by 2030 is one of the health targets of the newly
On World Hypertension Day, we recognize the government of Kenya, partner AstraZeneca and community health workers like Charles Waweru who are helping prevent hypertension and moving towards a heart healthy Africa.
Ndengelwa, Kenya—Sarah Naisambu was depressed. After experiencing two miscarriages, the young mother blamed herself for not seeking out antenatal care (ANC) services early in both pregnancies—thereby missing out on comprehensive health services and support tailored to meet the needs o
To meet the needs of its people, the government of Ethiopia is working to build up its health workforce. As a result, the nurse-to-population ratio rose from 1 per 5,000 in 2009 to 1 per 2,132 in 2014.1 Despite efforts to retain these workers, however, a recent study of nurses working
Nairobi, Kenya—Family planning use among Kenyan women and couples increased significantly through a Jhpiego-led urban reproductive health program aimed at expanding access to quality health services and contraceptives for hard-to-reach populations between 2011 and 2015. The project, w