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Oct
10
Published on 10 October 2018

For one month now, baby Gabriel Ishmael has been admitted at the pediatric ward of Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital. His mother- 20 year old Effie Atieno is pleased with the progress that her child has made since admission and looks forward to be discharged in the course of October 2018. She narrates he...

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Anna's mission
Oct
03
Published on 3 October 2018

World Friends and Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital are honored to once again host Dr. Anna Bernabei, an obstetric gynecologist from Italy, to facilitate various trainings to healthcare providers. During this two week September 2018 mission, Dr. Anna conducted trainings on obstetric ultrasound at Ruaraka ...

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Jul
25
Published on 25 July 2018

Through nutrition clinics conducted in the vast Kajiado County, hundreds have benefitted through nutrition interventions. Torusei is a small village located in Kajiado County. It is among the sites that World Friends in collaboration with the Ministry of Health hold nutrition clinics. With a vast te...

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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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