Striving for better health in congested Nairobi
May 25, 2018
Six years ago marked the first time in human history that the majority of the world's people lived in cities. Nairobi has not been left behind, with the growing population introducing challenges in day to day health.Read more .....
When a medical relationship breaks down
May 14, 2018
Your doctor too may get to a point where they are no longer interested in your custom. They may be getting too busy, and looking to filter out some patients from their practice. They may find you unwanted for other seemingly simple reasons. May be you are too demanding, or a hypochondriac who annoyingly keeps consulting for mundane reasons. Or your doctor may just be transiting into a more specialized practice, meaning that you’d be better off seeing somebody else. Well, your doctor too is at liberty of severing your longstanding relationship.Read more .....
“Doctors do their best, but there are many challenges”
April 30, 2018
First, improve investment in staffing in terms of adequate numbers, skilled staff and retention.The government also needs to ensure ready availability of all commodities needed to do our jobs satisfactorily – this includes medication and equipment.It is also important to improve and maintain infrastructure in health facilitiesRead more .....
Kids’ health in this city
April 16, 2018
Nairobi, like most cities in developing countries, is full of kids. Latest demographic figures estimate that about 42 percent of the Kenyan population is under 14 years. Extrapolating that to the Nairobi population brings the total number of children to well over a million. The city owes this vast number of children many things that include proper housing, clean water, food, safety and good health. Children’s health starts in the womb, Nairobi women must have access to good maternity care.Read more .....