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universal health coverage day 1
Dec
12
Published on 12 December 2019

The International Universal Health Coverage Day is celebrated today on December 12. The General Assembly of the United Nations endorsed a declaration on Universal Health Coverage, reaffirming that health is a fundamental human right. Such agreement shall drive progress towards the achievement of the...

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human rights day 1
Dec
10
Published on 10 December 2019

As every year Human Rights Day is celebrated December 10th. This date became historical after the adoption of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights by UN General Assembly in 1948. This document declares each individual’s inalieanble rights regrdless of race, religion, gender, political opinion...

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drugs 2
Dec
06
Published on 6 December 2019

Drug use and abuse are a major issue on a national level in Kenya. Data collected by the National Authority for the Campaign Against Alcohol and Drug Abuse (NACADA) shows how currently more than 18% of the population above 15 is currently using at least on drug or substance of abuse. In the meanwhil...

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international day persons disabilities 1
Dec
03
Published on 3 December 2019

Today is the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, firstly celebrated December 3rd 1992. This year’s theme is “Promoting the participation of persons with disabilities and their leadership”. It focuses on the empowerment of persons with disabilities for inclusive, equitable and susta...

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world aids day
Dec
02
Published on 2 December 2019

As always, World AIDS Day is celebrated december 1st. This year’s AIDS Day theme was “Ending the HIV/AIDS Epidemic: Community by Community”. This is a way to underline the central role of communities in the fight and prevention of this illness. In this occasion staff from Ruaraka Uhai Neem...

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Nov
29
Published on 29 November 2019

In 2011, Kenya passed a law that forbids Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and enforces tough penalties on offenders and those that support the practice. However, preventing Female Genital Mutilation in rural areas in Kenya has proved to be tough due to various factors such as the high illiteracy leve...

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Nov
25
Published on 25 November 2019

The 25th of November is the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women, celebrated by the United Nations to raise awareness and support initiatives against gender-based violence. Therefore, this year the “Orange the World: Generation Equality Stands Against Rape” campaign ha...

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Nov
21
Published on 21 November 2019

Statistics from the Global Clubfoot Initiative and the Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya (APDK), indicates that approximately 1653 babies are born with clubfoot annually in Kenya and 1% of the persons with disabilities are children under 5 years. Some of the contributing factors to di...

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Nov
17
Published on 17 November 2019

World Prematurity Day 2019 theme: "Born Too Soon: Providing the right care, at the right time, in the right place". As we acknowledge and celebrate World Prematurity Day (17th,November), Dr. Barbara Tomasini and Dr. Stefano Zani of Tuscany Region in colaboration with World Friends came for a miss...

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Nov
05
Published on 5 November 2019

The month of breast cancer awareness, October, has just ended. We have already talked about the importance of awareness and early diagnosis, which can save lives through early detection. World Friends and Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital, throughout the month of October has been supporting early diagn...

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