2018年09月10日

PARLIAMENT BILL MAKES MEDICAL NEGLIGENCE COSTLIER

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Assumptions in prognosis will not be condoned at all in the health workforce, a ministry of health statement read.

This is drawn from a long-running court case where a patient was wrongly diagnosed of having TB, and subsequently medicated, yet she did not have the disease.

The doctor’s unprofessional conduct had exposed her to the toxicity of anti-TB drug, causing her to develop medical complication of suffering from eighth cranial nerve, making her ataxic and with severe loss of senses.

Many of Kangemi TB patients have before been misdiagnosed of pneumonia, common cold and fever, when indeed they had TB, something that delays treatment.

With the constitution leveraging heavy damages cost for such wrong procedures, professional medical negligence may as well be the costliest thing ever in Kenya, if proven.

“Before any treatment can be initiated, there should be proper diagnosis to determine the cause and the nature of the disease. The health workers should adhere to all procedures and ensure that all necessary assumption and precautions before treatment initiation”, warned the Director of Medical services, Dr. Jackson Kioko.

Given the irreversible nature of effects of medications made, it has become necessary to have only qualified medics handle diagnosis, and counterchecked in case of any doubt.

Calvin Omondi


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GOVERNMENT LAUNCHES FORTIFIED FLOUR PROGRAMME TO ADD NUTRIENTS TO FOOD


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With 26 per cent of Kenyans facing malnutrition, the Ministry of Agriculture under the department of Crops and Development has come up with the Flour Blending Initiative.

This initiative is part of the Kenya’s Big 4 Agendas aimed at contributing towards food security, improve nutrition and employment opportunities in Kenya through flour blending based on underutilized high value foods by 2022.

Wheat will be blended with sorghum, cassava and sweet potatoes while maize flour will be blended with cassava, millet and sorghum.

However, there will be plain maize flour on the shelves to cater for those with allergies and other complications. No food colour will be allowed and the product has to retain the colour of the grains blended.

Prompt action needs to be taken as malnutrition poses great consequences to the children and the future generation and therefore the Government will start public sensitization on the nutrition value of blended flour mid this month and the end product is expected to be on the shelves by November this year.

Pauline Wanjiku.

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THE POWER OF HANDWASHING

What if no one ever washed their hands?

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What would this mean to the future as we know it? We might see:

1. Many more missed days of school due to illness, leading to lower education outcomes,
resulting in lower productivity as adults

2. More frequent visits to doctors for treatment, leading to higher health care costs and greater strain on the health care industry

3. A general increase in human illness, leading to compromised health resilience and lower life expectancy

4. Loss of productivity due to more missed days of work, leading to increased poverty

5. Higher risk of infection in mothers and young children, resulting in higher maternal and child mortality and morbidity

It is alarming let’s continue thinking about it……………

With support from RESULTs Japan, we aim to further spread the message of handwashing, and make it such a nice experience for children to carry out. And we shall achieve.

Hilda Iminza


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UHC CONFERENCE TO TAKE PLACE THIS WEEK


Vision 2030 Delivery Secretariat, the Ministry of Health, Amref Health Africa in Kenya, Nyeri County, Kenya Healthcare Federation and Kenyatta University will hold the Second Universal Health Coverage Conference from 11th – 13th September 2018 at Greenhills Hotel in Nyeri County.

The theme of the conference is “Universal Health Coverage for Sustainable Development.” Premised on carefully structured engagements, the overall goal of the conference is to discuss, share and learn of innovative and transformative solutions to halt and reverse the rising and worrying trends in Non-Communicable Diseases (NCDs).

Various players at national and county government levels, the private sector and non-state actors in the health sector, and international actors will converge to dialogue and share best practices on transformative solutions to address NCDs.

All these discussions are aimed at making the country get set to roll out health for all. It also captures the need to make the Kenyan people able to pay for themselves, and reduce international aid dependency.

Dicken Muchena

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世界保健機関(WHO)によると、ケニアが東アフリカで最も不健康な国

日本リザルツケニアスタッフAbutaが掲示した記事の和訳文をご紹介します。


世界保健機関(WHO)よると、ケニア人は東アフリカで最も不適正な体形をしており、不健康だそうです。

広域調査の後、WHOが9月5日(水)にまとめた詳細な報告によると、ケニア人のうち15.4%が健康の為に推奨されている運動量も体形も満たしていませんでした。

ケニア人はもっと運動をすべきであると、世界保健機関は述べています。調査はアフリカの168か国において190万人を対象として行われ、その中には都市と田舎それぞれに住むケニア人4,127人も含まれていました。

ケニア人男性のうち15.9%、ケニア人女性のうち16.9%が運動不足という結果が出ましたが、それは体をあまり動かさない生活習慣が原因とみられています。世界で最も活動的であったウガンダと比較すると、ケニアでは3倍もの人が健康でいるために必要な運動量を満たしていないとされました。

WHOの調査は、ケニア人の6.5%が推奨される運動量を満たしていないと結論づけました。

WHOの勧告によると、ケニアのような国で暮らす人々は、心臓血管、高血圧、糖尿病、乳がん、大腸がんやその他の病気のリスクを低減させるために、もっと運動をすべきであるとのことです。
Abuta

運動不足や生活習慣病は先進国においても問題となっています。世界中の知恵を結集し、この問題の解決に取り組まなくてはなりません。
UME
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World Health Organization lists Kenya as most unhealthy nation in East Africa

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Kenyans have been listed by the World Health Organization(WHO) as the most unfit and unhealthy people in the entire East Africa.

According to a detailed health report compiled by WHO after an extensive survey released on Wednesday, September 5, 15.4% of Kenyans are not active and fit as per the recommendations of the healthy body.

World Health Organization says Kenyans should exercise more. The WHO conducted the survey in 168 African countries and involved 1.9 million participants including 4,127 Kenyans from both urban and rural areas.

It was found 15.9% of Kenyan males and 16.9% of females were inactive because they were more sedentary. Compared to Uganda which is the most active population in the world, Kenya had three times more people said not to be active enough to stay healthy.

The WHO survey concluded that 6.5% of Kenyans did not engage in the recommended amount of physical activity.

The organisation recommended people in countries like Kenya should engage themselves more in physical activities to reduce the risk of cardiovascular diseases, hypertension, diabetes, breast and colon cancer among other ailments.

Abuta Ogeto
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