Modern Eye Hospital to be set up in Bahati to address rising cases, MP reveals

Plans are underway for construction of an ultra-modern Eye Hospital in Bahati sub County of Nakuru County to try and address the rising eye medical complications in the area. Area MP Onesmus Kimani Ngunjiri has revealed that through his Hands of Mercy Ngunjiri Foundation, he is in talks with Rotary Club of Nairobi Utumishi, and VOSH USA medics over the same. The Legislator was speaking at Githioro Assistant County Commissioner’s office in Lanet on Saturday during the closure of a one week free eye medical exercise. “Through my friends and…

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Government should train more Psychiatrists to handle mental health cases, Taskforce told

There is need for government to train more Psychiatrists and Community Health Volunteers to tackle matters mental health in the country. Dr.Lilian Nyagaya from Kenya Universities’ Professional Counselors Association says the move will help address the challenges the society is facing when it comes to addressing mental health issues. Speaking in Nakuru town on Thursday during a meeting of the National Mental Health Task Force to collect public views on the state of mental health in the country, Dr.Nyagaya was categorical that there was need for practical solutions. According to…

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Catherine Kinyanjui – Focused on protecting girl child

Catherine Kinyanjui

The challenges girls face in school are grounded in systems that are gender unequal and perpetuate girl’s disempowerment. Thus, the various aspects presented in the above priority areas, such as a lack of access to resources for MHH, compromised health and wellbeing, harmful gender and social norms, stigma and lack of agency, and biased laws, policies and environments, contribute to disempowerment, gender inequality and discrimination. This, in turn, compromises the dignity and rights of girls. Changing institutional structures and systems, and engaging girls and women, men and boys, and other…

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County moves to refurbish all stalled ambulances to improve service delivery

Nakuru Ambulance

The County Government of Nakuru has embarked on an ambitious plan to refurbish all broken down ambulances for better health referral service. A 2017 health sector taskforce commissioned by Governor Lee Kinyanjui and chaired by Former Egerton University Vice-Chancellor Prof. James Tuitoek revealed a lapse in the County’s emergency division. By 2017, Nakuru County had 23 ambulances but only 8 were functional. The others had been involved in road crashes or lacked general maintenance over the years. County Public Health Chief Officer Samuel King’ori said some health facilities were unable…

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Lobby uses Bloggers’ Café to create awareness on cancer

Punda Milias Camp

The 11th edition of the Nakuru Bloggers’ Café was held on Thursday at the Nakuru players’ theatre with focus on creating awareness on cancer. The Bloggers Café session is an online and offline platform of discussions on Violence Against Women and Girls that brings together artistes, media actors (local journalists & resident bloggers), survivors of violence and gender experts. The 11th edition delved into the interconnection between gender violence and cancer.Under the theme ‘assessing the relationship between violence against women and cancer, the Bloggers’ Café that was attended by several…

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Nakuru County responds after 3 die of Malaria

Punda Milias Camp

Nakuru County Health CECM Dr.Gichuki Kariuki has called on residents of Solai to visit health facilities in the area for Malaria checkup. Addressing media following reports of malaria cases that have led to 3 lives lost in the area, the CECM said frequent checkups is the only solution. While admitting that the 3 succumbed to malaria, Dr.Gichuki termed the case as unfortunate stating that had the patients visited health facilities on noting the first symptoms they could have been saved. “We urge residents for Solai and Nakuru as a whole…

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