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Jul
05
Published on 5 July 2018

88 children and 98 women were among 203 patients that received medical attention during World Friends medical camp outreach.  Conducted on 30th June 2018 in the informal settlements on Mathare, 30 patients with severe conditions were referred to Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital for further treatment. 4...

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Jun
26
Published on 26 June 2018

Most parents dream of the moment their child is born. An even merrier moment is the first time they get to hold their newborn in their arms or when mothers get to breastfeed them for the very first time. However, it is a long and agonizing wait for parents who deliver pre term babies-often referred...

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Jun
05
Published on 5 June 2018

It is a common phenomenon for most people living in informal settlements to prepare food out in the open. More often than not, this food is usually for sale to people passing along the busy roads. Streets are busy with activity: - children running and playing, people walking hurriedly towards differ...

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May
16
Published on 16 May 2018

On 6th April 2018, the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI) laboratory notified the Kenyan Ministry of Health of a poliovirus in the sewerage system of Nairobi County. Poliomyelitis-often referred to as polio is an incurable disease that is highly infectious and can either cause permanent par...

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May
03
Published on 3 May 2018

Winny Atieno is a member of World Friends team in Nairobi. She is a nutritionist working under the Nairobi Nutritional Project.  She narrates her experience working with World Friends and especially working with the underserved communities living in informal settlements. “During the two years th...

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Mar
31
Published on 31 March 2018

214 patients received diagnosis and treatment during World Friends/Ruaraka Uhai Neema monthly medical camp held on 24th March 2017 in Korogocho. Located in the north-eastern region of Nairobi, Korogocho is estimated to be the fourth largest slum in Nairobi. It is a common characteristic of informal...

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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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