Nurses strike derailing Kenya’s gains in UHC

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Kenyan media reports suggest that the ongoing go-slow by Kenya’s nursing fraternity has robbed the lives of nearly 20 or more patients. The nurses’ strike, which began on June 5th, has paralysed public healthcare services countrywide, forcing many patients to seek help from expensive private healthcare clinics. There is an […]

KENYA SCORES POORLY IN RAISING THE GENDER QUOTA IN PARLIAMENT

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In March this year, the High Court of Kenya stated that parliament was committing “gross violations” for delaying the process of passing the Affirmative Action Bill. The legislation agitates for increasing women representation by a third in key leadership areas such as the corporate and political fronts. However, there has […]

KENYA TO BAN PLASTIC AGAIN

''Nairobi is suffering as a result of a fast-growing population, poor sewerage systems, and ever-rising mounds of plastic waste.

It is not uncommon to find plastic bottles and bags strewn carelessly on the road in many towns in Kenya. Rongai, a town on the outskirts of Nairobi, is suffering as a result of a fast-growing population, poor sewerage systems, and ever-rising mounds of plastic waste. Several paved and unpaved […]

INFERTILITY: FIGHTING STIGMA WITH AWARENESS

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On the 18th of May, I woke up to social media ablaze with messages from men and women across the United States (US) celebrating Advocacy Day. A day set aside to raise awareness about infertility, promote pro-active discussion through information sharing, and securing funding for fertility treatments. It got me […]

GRAFT ALLEGATIONS LIKELY TO ERASE GAINS IN KENYA’S SRH INITIATIVES

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The President of the United States of America’s (US) proposal to reduce ‘unnecessary expenditure’ on foreign aid and diplomacy programs by 28% in his first budget proposals that emerged a few days before the International Women’s Day commemorations will prove a real blow to stakeholders involved in improving and protecting […]