The past two weeks my tour of duty has taken me back to the bedrock of human health research in Kenya. That is where my medical practice and research began quarter of a decade ago. I looked forward to linking up with old friends in the field of malaria, Tuberculosis and HIV research care and treatment. The reality in terms of knowledge has shifted massively, however, the disease burden still remain high. While there have been major scientific breakthroughs, this has not translated directly into new treatments available to patients.
I recently had a very chilling unusual conversation with a colleague whom we were neighbors as young doctors living in the doctors flats.
He shared with me his current predicament of poor performance in school and behavioral challenges of his first two children.He intimated to me that after extensive personal research he came to the conclusion after blood test that his children might be victims of lead poisoning.
Women’s health is an integral part of overall health system of any country. They are the one who takes care of the health of the whole family. Good health of the children to a greater extent depends on the good health conditions of women. They are the foundation of health system/status of family/community. ‘The woman is the pilot around which the family, the society and humanity itself revolves. It is well said that ‘the hands that rock the cradle, rule the world’ so the saying goes.