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Sep
14
Published on 14 September 2017

On 5th September 2017, an event marking ten years of cooperation between Kenya and the Tuscany Region was hosted by World Friends at the Ruaraka Uhai Neema Training Center. Over 50 people in the healthcare sector from Nairobi, Kinangop and the Tuscany Region graced this event, themed: Working togeth...

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Jul
21
Published on 21 July 2017

A report from the Government of Kenya indicates that the 2017 long rains performance was below normal with poor spatial and temporal distribution. This poses a concern to the nutrition status across the country, especially pastoral communities who are most vulnerable. As a response to this worry...

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Jul
04
Published on 4 July 2017

In 1999, HIV was declared a national disaster in Kenya. This was due to the countless number of reported HIV deaths that Kenya as a country was experiencing. There was very minimal information regarding this disease and when one tested positive, a majority saw it as a death sentence- Some even com...

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May
25
Published on 25 May 2017

Healthcare in the slums Hilary Bosuben is a Clinical Officer at Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital. He is part of the team that provides essential healthcare to patients both at the hospital and in the informal settlements, during monthly Medical Camp outreaches. Funded by the Italian Development Coop...

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Apr
03
Published on 3 April 2017

62 children and 58 women were among 160 patients who attended World Friends / Ruaraka Uhai Neema Medical Camp at Call Africa in Kahawa West-Soweto slums. Held on 25th March 2017, this was the first outreach to be conducted at Call Africa-NGO. Soweto is an informal settlement located in Kahawa We...

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Mar
24
Published on 24 March 2017

UNITED TO END TB - WORLD TUBERCULOSIS DAY The theme for 2017 World TB day is United to End TB. It is an opportunity to raise awareness about tuberculosis and put all effort towards eradicating the disease. At Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital, we have a dedicated TB department where healthcare provider...

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Feb
15
Published on 15 February 2017

It is now 66 days since Kenya's nationwide doctors’ strike began, paralyzing the country's public healthcare system. This has caused a negative impact, especially to thousands of patients who solely rely on public facilities for treatment. They are now forced to seek treatment from other private...

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Feb
03
Published on 3 February 2017

The RU Neema Hospital has achieved Level 4 (out of 5) in Quality Healthcare , thanks to the highest score recorded in Kenya among over 500 public and private health facilities SafeCare collaborates with. (Only Aga Khan University Hospital has scored 5) SafeCare has been established to support both ...

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Jan
25
Published on 25 January 2017

Poliomyelitis, often called polio or infantile paralysis, is an infectious disease caused by the poliovirus. In about 0.5% of cases there is muscle weakness resulting in an inability to move. Once affected by polio, there is no cure. In the 1970 s and 1980s, polio was the major cause of lameness in ...

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Dec
05
Published on 5 December 2016

“I now feel a great relief. My worst fear was to see my son permanently lose mobility on his hand. What if he will never have the career of his choice because one of his hands is dysfunctional? What if life denies him opportunities just because of this condition? I kept asking myself. It all start...

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