2018年10月22日

TO ELIMINATE TB IMAGINATION AND AMBITION IS NEEDED.


Following the successful High-level Meeting on Tuberculosis in New York by Head of States and Governments, there is a commitment to eradicating TB by 2030. The head of States has acknowledged that TB is the leading infectious killer disease.

TB care is more than just new tools. We also need to improve the quality of care services that we give to persons with TB.

Last Month, The Lancet Global Health published a landmark report entitled “High-Quality health system in the Sustainable Development Goals era. Time for a revolution.”The authors assert that providing health services without guaranteeing a minimum level of quality is ineffective, wasteful and unethical.

The Authors estimate that half of the 946,000 Global TB deaths that are amendable to health care occur due to poor quality care. The remaining 476,000 deaths are due to not using health-care services.

The simulated patient’s data done in four countries (India, Kenya, China and South Africa) by Lancet Global Health show poor quality of care in both the public and private sectors, with the private sector faring the worse.

Tb patients suffer high costs and long wait times while seeking care and receiving treatment. The TB community must think beyond coverage and demand high-quality care for all patients in all countries.

More importantly, we need to reinvent the way we are managing TB, and as the medical anthropologist and Physician Paul Farmer put it, we must overcome our collective failures of imagination.

Calvin

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NCDs TO BE LEADING KILLER IN KENYA BY 2040


The Director of Data Science at the Institute of Health Metric and Evaluation, Dr. Kyle Foreman revealed that NCDs will be a major cause of death in East Africa by 2040 as he released a study by International Medical Journal.

Diabetes, pulmonary diseases, kidney diseases, and lung cancer will be the main killers according to the study thus lowering the life expectancy. In 2016, Kenya had an average life expectancy of 66.9 years which would increase by 7 years if the health issues are well handled or decrease by 0.7 years in the worst health scenario.

The government of Kenya is therefore tasked to ensure all the citizens have access to quality and affordable health services in order to curb the NCDs menace which in turn shall either maintain or increase the life expectancy of the country by 2040.

Pauline
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TB NEEDS MORE THAN MEDICATION

Psychological interventions and their effect on the treatment outcome have yielded encouraging results in many diseased conditions.

Tuberculosis (TB) ranks as a deadly disease resulting in millions of deaths worldwide. However, the effect of TB on the psychological status of patients and interventions to improve treatment outcome is neglected, especially in underdeveloped and developing countries.

According to research conducted on the effects of psychological intervention on the treatment of TB, the outcome was so interesting. Tuberculosis patients experience high levels of stress and decreased.

In the Kenyan scenario, TB patients undergo immense psychological stress similar to what is reported in other locations. Psychological interventions renewed hope in life and adherence to medication and treatment outcomes. Such psychological interventions are not practiced in Kenyan clinical settings.

In my observation, there is an urgent need for both governmental and non-governmental organizations to devise strategies to include psychological interventions mandatory during TB treatments. In the absence of such interventions, the fight against TB in Kenya will remain incomplete.

Hilda
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WORLD BANK OFFER TO KENYA


Nairobi County government has received two Nairobi City Regeneration vehicle mounted sewer flushing units worth Sanitation is widely intertwined with health. Sh 54 million from the Ministry of Water and Sanitation for unblocking drainage sewer lines and repairing sewer systems.

The national government purchased the vehicles from funds received from the World Bank for the Utilization of Water and Sanitation Service ImprovementProject AdditionalFinancing.
Flagging off the vehicles at Maji House on FridayOctober 19, 2018, in Nairobi, at a ceremony attended by Nairobi Governor, the Cabinet Secretary for Water and Sanitation.

"Nairobi City had been facing a big challenge in the drainage of sewer lines and unblocking of manholes to overflowing of raw sewerage into "

The vehicles will help improve the cleanliness, increase the flows and sanitation through the city and enhance health standards of the residents by eliminating water borne diseases.

The Cabinet Secretary For Water And Sanitation Further Said That The Government Is In The Process Of Negotiating A Funding Agreement With The African Development Bank For Sh.7.3 Billion For The Improvement Of The Sewers In All Towns In The Country To Benefit From The Sanitation project, a move that would encourage businesses to flourish and industrial growth.

Dicken

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マーガレット・ケニヤッタが、ナクル病院の安全出産病棟発足式に出席

ケニアスタッフPaulineによるブログ記事の和訳文をご紹介します。

大統領夫人のマーガレット・ケニヤッタが2018年10月17日水曜日にレベル5のナクル病院で250のベッドがある産科病棟を公式に発足させた。

この病棟は、ナイロビのPumwani産科病棟に次ぎ、国内で2番目の大きさになる。
この産科病棟では、Bomet、 Narok、 Baringo、 Kericho、 Samburu、 NyandaruaなどのRift Valleyの諸郡の妊産婦を扱う予定である。

このユニットでは、妊娠のケアや安全な出産のサービスを提供するための、4つの手術室、産前・産後のクリニックがある。合併症を伴い生まれた子供は、新生児集中治療室で特別なケアを受ける。

この病棟の発足の主な目的は、妊産婦死亡や新生児死亡を減らし、国における国民皆保険を進めることである。
Pauline Wanjiku

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