Mama Wanja’s small family slept in shifts—the floor of her mud hut could barely fit the two burlap sacks serving as a makeshift bed. She and her two grandchildren crowded together to sleep at night, while the grandfather slept during the day. The arrangement was a reflection of the fa
World Malaria Day brought community residents and health workers together in Eastern Province, Kenya, to promote the use of malaria-prevention bed nets. More than 700 people attended a day-long program in Kibugua, Meru South District, on April 26, 2010.
When Jane Otai walks through the Nairobi slums of Korogocho and Viwandani, she is no stranger. No stranger to the women living in corrugated-metal shacks or worse, no stranger to the poverty, overcrowded conditions and health problems devastating families. “I really lived within the u