2018年08月21日

SDGsは様々な分野に

GGG+フォーラムケニア版には、2人の元駐日ケニア大使が参加されました。
1人は、先日、山中が報告をしてくれたデニス・アウォリ元駐日ケニア大使、ケニア・トヨタCEOです。
感極まって更新した山中のブログはこちら。
http://resultsjp.sblo.jp/article/184213611.html

そして、もう1人が、ベン・オグトゥ前駐日ケニア大使で、現在は外務大臣代行をされています。
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先日御礼のメールをお送りしたところ、オグトゥ前大使から11月26日から28日に開かれる「ブルーエコノミー会議」に関して、お知らせをいただきました。

この会議はケニア政府が主催するもので、ケニヤッタ国際会議センターで開かれます。
具体的には生物多様性を鑑みて、どうケニアが経済発展をしていけばいいのかを考える会議です。生物多様性に関しては、SDGsの中でも、目標14「海の豊かさを守ろう」という項目にその重要性が明記されています。
モンバサ港があり、古くから東アフリカの海洋貿易の中心となってきたケニア。オグトゥ前大使の会議をきっかけに生物多様性を維持し、海洋生態系を保護しながら、経済発展が進んでいくような仕組みづくりが行われるといいですね。
(はるか、ともきの代わり)
posted by resultsjp at 01:49| Comment(3) | 情報

FEW MEDICAL PERSONNEL REASON FOR WRONG DIAGNOSIS AND DEATHS AT KENYA HOSPITALS

Cases of wrong drug prescription leading to fatalities are on the rise, the Kenya Pharmaceutical Association has said.

KPA has blamed doctors, nurses and the government for the deaths.
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Qualified pharmacists have not been employed. As a result, he said, nurses and doctors in public hospitals have been assigned the role of prescribing medicine.

This, Adera lamented, has caused prolonged suffering to those misdiagnosed.

“The only way to go around this challenge is to have the real practitioners play their roles,” Adera told the UHC Secretariat.

The association has warned President Uhuru Kenyatta's Big Four agenda on Universal Health Coverage might be derailed if more professionals are not absorbed.

“In a country that has attempted prime healthcare in both her short and long term visions, this is not encouraging at all. This needs to be looked into,” he said.

Patients have also been given fake or poor quality drugs that the World Health Organization has warned are flooding the African market.

WHO says 100,000 deaths are recorded annually because of counterfeit drugs. In Kenya, Mombasa has been listed as a notorious entry point.

Calvin
posted by resultsjp at 00:38| Comment(3) | 情報

ラーメンの試食会

  今日はラーメンの試食会がありました。日頃から大変お世話になっている(一社)日本二輪自動車推進協会の五十嵐代表のお力添えで、日本国内はもとより、「屋台村」というレストランでラーメンをフィリピンの人たちに提供されている千鳥製麺さんの豊山社長がリザルツにお越しになりました。同社のラーメンをその場でさっと茹で上げ、特性スープにて試食をさせていただきました。白須代表の機転でおにぎりを添えて食べるという絶妙のコンビネーションに皆さん感心していました。フィリピンではおにぎり付きではないようです。
  この試食会は、フィリピンだけでなく、ケニア、アフリカで日本のラーメンが普及できないかということを研究するために行ったものですが、自分を含め、一同、食の専門家による麺の素材から茹で上げた新鮮なラーメンの味に舌鼓を打つほうについ話が行きがちだったようです。ラーメン屋で忙しく食べるのもいいですが、「会社や大家族でラーメンというのも新しい食べ方である」、という真面目なトークでも盛り上がりました。いずれにしても、「美味い」の一言でした。
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posted by resultsjp at 00:36| Comment(3) | 情報

NAIROBI FAECAL WASTE MANAGEMENT INADEQUACIES STILL POSE A CHALLENGE TO HUMAN HEALTH

The ‘Health Sector Working Report 2018/9-2020/1’ notes that “public spending is skewed towards high-end curative services, which is both inefficient and inequitable”.

This, in itself, is the bane of the problem as we work to achieve universal health coverage.
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Unsafe sanitation is the leading cause of diarrhoeal disease and stunting in children under five while 17 per cent of workplace deaths are due to disease transmission with global productivity loss of $260 billion and school absences blamed on lack of access to a good toilet.

To eke out a living and to feed the ever-growing demand for greens and fruits in an urban setting, subsistence and entrepreneurial small-scale farmers are tempted to use of raw faecal waste as fertiliser.

Not all the faecal waste in the sewer system makes it to the treatment plants and, worryingly, well over half of waste from non-sewered systems is unaccounted-for.
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Ensuring budgetary allocations that chip away at the problem and designing or supporting programmes in urban sanitation will ensure we are well on our way to a healthy and sanitation-secure nation.

Hilda
posted by resultsjp at 00:22| Comment(3) | 情報

NUTRITION MATTERS EMERGE AT NATIONAL DRAMA FESTIVAL

Matters nutrition took centre stage at the ongoing Kenyan National Music Festival in Nyeri. Uthiru Genesis School led pupils in pushing this message in their verse.

“Minus a meal though the teachers strain, this brain cannot retain what the teachers train,” goes part of the verse.

From their verse, it was clear that pupils require good nutritious meals in order to enhance their concentration span in the classroom.

The venue had eating tents provided by private catering service providers and the cold Nyeri weather necessitated warming of food for participants.
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We are satisfied the quality of performance as the children exhibited energy and enthusiasm in performance,” said Annie Mwaura, the Equatorial Nut Company Marketing Manager who sponsored the category.

Such efforts, led by the children themselves, are critical in advocacy work to stem up nutrition for children.

Drama, because of its entertaining nature, can be a good way to spread this message.
Shiko
posted by resultsjp at 00:10| Comment(3) | 情報