2018年09月24日

BILL AND MELINDA PLAN TO INVEST IN HEALTH AND EDUCATION IN AFRICA.

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In a report released on 18 September 2018, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has pointed out the need to invest in youths of Africa to reduce the biting poverty and poor health services by a huge margin.

The key areas that the report highlights as drivers of youths’ spirit will be Reduction of HIV cases, catapult lackluster health services, strengthen education, revamp agriculture and improve family planning to tame explosive population increment.

Bill and Melinda Gates express optimism that today's growing youth populations could help drive progress. Investing in the health and education of young people in Africa could unlock productivity and innovation, leading to a "third wave" of poverty reduction, which follows the first wave in China and the second in India.

In conjunction with the report, Bill and Melinda Gates are also co-hosting the GOALSKEEPERS event in New York City during the UN General Assembly. On September 26, dynamic young leaders from government, business, technology, media, entertainment, and the nonprofit sector will discuss innovations and approaches to achieve the Global Goals.

Kenyan youths are represented in the Forum

.…. Dicken…
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EVERYONE SHOULD BE INVOLVED IN SANITATION

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Due to increased population in public primary schools, has put a strain on sanitation facilities. Kenya has 21,718 primary schools.

In Nairobi there are 225 public primary schools and Early Childhood Development Education Centers. Factually, most of these schools have very poor sanitary facilities.

Children have a right to basic facilities such as clean toilets, safe drinking water, adequate washing areas, clean surroundings and access to health and hygiene education.

A study reveals that every year 17,000 children die from sanitation-related diseases in Kenya alone. Diarrhoea is a leading cause of death among children under the age of five; claiming about 1.5 million children every year in developing countries.

Children affected by diseases caused by poor sanitation often miss classes and eventually lag behind and perform poorly in exams.

It is evident that proper sanitation in schools ensures that no child misses class; it increases their concentration in class and ultimately improves their performance.

The key to proper sanitation, according to my observation, is having access to clean water and availability of sanitary facilities such as toilets and running water. The main mandate of the office of Public Health is to enforce proper sanitation standards in public areas of which little is done.

The schools should involve the pupils in tasks such as cleaning toilets, despite there being a cleaner. This will have had a considerable impact in combating sanitation-related ailments.

Hilda

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GAIN Nutrition Programme Targets Poor Households in Intervention Programme

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With 48% of Kenyans living under the poverty line, there is need to come up with innovations which will ensure the poor have access to nutritious foods at low cost.

Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) through its supply chain intervention programe is funding small and middle size enterprises (SMEs) to be able to provide more nutritious foods at affordable prices thus combating food insecurity and malnutrition in Nairobi.

Milk ATMs is an example where the poor urban population can access nutrient dense, pasteurized milk in small amounts at low cost.

Chicken is sold in portions so that customers could buy amounts based on the amount of money they have instead of buying the whole bird which is very expensive.

Providing proteins is vital since lack of adequate protein is the primary manifestation of energy malnutrition in developing countries.

Pauline


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UNITED NATIONS HIGH LEVEL MEETING ON TUBERCULOSIS

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Heads of state and Governments, TB Stakeholders, NGOs and other partners to attend the United Nations high level meeting on Tuberculosis at UN headquarters in New York.

The theme of the Meeting is “United to end Tuberculosis: an urgent global response to a global epidemic” which will be held on 26th September, 2018.

The meeting aims at accelerating efforts in TB and reaching all affected people with prevention and care.

Last year, WHO Statistics projected that 10 Million people fell with TB. 6.4 Million People were officially recorded by National Reporting System and 3.6 Million people were undiagnosed, or detected but not reported.

The main objective of the meeting is bridging the gap by having better reporting tools, diagnosis measures and access to care and prevention, control.

The major topics of discussion will include:
1. Reaching the unreached; closing gaps in TB diagnosis, treatment, care and prevention.
2. Investing to end the world’s leading infectious killer.
3. Innovation to end TB: new tools and approaches.
4. Partnerships for success-the role of communities in equitable, person-centred rights-base response.

Developing countries, particularly African countries are looking forward to the declarations that will be made from the high level meeting, to scale it down to the community for the fight against TB.

Calvin
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