2018年11月14日

「GGG+フォーラム」の成功に向けて(集客作業スタッフレース)

今日は早11月14日。12月3日のGGG+フォーラムまで20日を切りました。緊張感が高まります。日本リザルツ東京事務所(チーム東京)では、スタッフ全員が朝から集客活動に取り組みました。達成目標は午前中に30人です。筆者は昨日までの関係先(主として食品企業)への十分な説明を経ていたことから自信満々でレースに臨みました。しかし結果は3位でした。どうも特定企業へのこだわりにかまけて空回り、スピードが鈍ったようです。ただし、30人目標はチーム目標ですので、他のスタッフの頑張りで1時間半遅れで目標達成です(チームの皆さん、有難う!)。その間、所外業務から戻られた白須代表も主要先への電話作戦でレースに参入、チーム東京の一体感はいやが上にも高まったことは言うまでもありません。

そして待ちに待ったランチタイム。筆者は午後からの第2レースに備えて、生卵2個付きの牛すき焼き鍋定食をたいらげました。食欲の秋を味わえる我々は本当に幸せだなあとつくづく感じました。ゴールが見えてきました。明日はもう少しピッチを上げてトップに躍り出たいと思います。 
                                             MK

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posted by resultsjp at 23:30| Comment(1) | 情報

結核パレードについて

新たな結核検査方法TB−LAMP法が結核検査所に導入されたことを知らせるイベントを開催し、大音声と大きなバナー、そして、面白いバンドが地域の皆さんを惹きつけた。

日本人スタッフは、それだけで注目の的で、子どもや高齢者の方は日本人に会ったことがなかったため、握手をするためにこの大行進に参加していた。

保健省からは、代表してペレスとジェーンが参加をした。
この大行進では、結核の兆候や予防、診断方法、そして、無料で治療が受けられることを地域の皆さんに伝えた。新たな検査方法は結核の兆候のある人がヘルスセンターで診断を素早く受けるために必要である。
私たちは地域の皆さんにパンフレットを渡し、結核について、診断、治療方法について伝えた。

行進では、公共の場、商店、美容院、会議場、住宅地、そして、地区長の事務所などで、私たちはポスターを掲げ、多くの人にそれを読んでもらった。
最後に、私たちは全ての人々と一緒に議論を行い、チラシを配り、結核抑止に向けたメッセージを住民同士で広げてもらうよう依頼した。
バンドが太鼓を叩きならして、行進は終了した。

Abuta Ogeto

ケニアの皆さんは歌とダンスが好きなので、こうした面白い啓発活動を通じて1人でも多くの方にLAMP法について知っていただけると嬉しいですね。
(はるか)
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2018年11月13日

THE LARGEST STREET ACTIVATION EVENT THIS SEASON GOES

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On Thursday, November 8, 2018, one of the most colorful street activation exercises was conducted in Kangemi, principally to pass messages about TB diagnosis in Kangemi, and the newest most effective machine in the laboratory, TB LAMP.
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We have the CHVs, students from Akiba Secondary school band, the MOH, and the community members joining. In fact, even children, given that we were attractive, and in colorful Tshirts, joined us.
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The 8-kilometer walk saw us traverse the Kangemi, Gichagi, Mountainview and Kangemi market areas, where the bulk of patients come from.
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The loud megaphones, and the big banners, plus the fantastic band were very instrumental in reigning on the attention of the community members, in a manner that made it easier to announce to them the new services at the new lab, and the new TB machine.
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Again, that we had the Japanese staff with us was in itself a reason for more attention. For the children and a few older people who had never seen a white person, this was a golden chance, and they joined in the walk, with some doing all they can to shake hands.
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Members of the MoH, Peres, and Jane, joined. The chief sent two representatives, whose presence solidified the meaning of the street procession.
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The members of the community were informed of the signs of TB, the precautionary measures, the diagnosis, and the free treatment available. Given that there is a new machine, which is free, it also became necessary that they are asked to come to the center regularly for a checkup whenever such symptoms occur.
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The community people also got several brochures with all the details of the disease, medication, and treatment procedure.
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In all the places we walked, we mounted posters on public places, shops, salons, meeting points, residential areas and chief's offices, where most people can see and read them.

In the end, we had a small talk with all the people present, gave them more brochures about TB, and asked them to continue with spreading the message, even in their own neighborhoods.

And the band drummed away, to complete the walk at a climax.

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Abuta Ogeto
posted by resultsjp at 23:27| Comment(2) | 情報

KENYA’S BOLD POLITICAL MEASURES IN GUARANTEE FOR GOOD HEALTH CARE


For Societies and Nations to prosper, good health and wellbeing is fundamental. Primary Health Care (PHC) plays a critical role in achieving health for all.

It is an essential feature of health system that secures accessible, affordable, cost-effective, quality, equitable, comprehensive, and integrated and people-centered systems.

Existing evidence indicate health system that are developed around strong PHC deliver better health outcomes because 90 per cent of all health needs can be met at the primary health care level.

In this regard, Kenya adopted declaration for the attainment of health for all. Kenya has made tremendous strides in health care provision. Life expectancy has improved from an average of 48 years in 1978 to 65 years.

Similarly, under-five mortality has reduced from 175 to 54 deaths per 1,000 live births and maternal mortality ratio from more than 800 deaths per 100,000 deliveries in 1978 to 362 deaths per 100,000 deliveries as per the report on Universal Health Care presented to National Assembly Health Committee by Health CS Sicily Kariuki.

This has been attributed due to, firstly, prioritize, promote and protect people’s health and wellbeing at both population and individual level, through strong health systems.

Secondly, promote primary health care and health systems that are high quality, safe, comprehensive, integrated, accessible, available and affordable for everyone and everywhere, provided with compassion, respect and dignity of health professional who are well trained, skilled, motivated and committed.

Therefore, the success of health system depends on PHC-oriented interventions geared towards proactive care, preventive measures, and health promotion at the local population level.

Calvin.
posted by resultsjp at 03:26| Comment(2) | 情報

PNEUMONIA MENACE IN KENYA


Pneumonia is one of the most treatable infectious diseases yet it remains the leading infectious killer of children below five years in the world.

According to WHO 2016, pneumonia claimed 920,136 children in 2015 which accounts for 16 percent of all deaths of children below five years.

In Kenya, the most recent data indicate that it accounts for 10, 628 deaths annually with the rural areas recording the highest figures.

Despite the government providing the vaccine and antibiotics to treat pneumonia for free, the mortality rate is still high as not all children access health services especially those in the rural areas.

Local people have to walk for long distance as motorists avoid the roads which are impassable thus discouraging them from seeking medical attention.

More than 90 percent of the local people are illiterate, hindering them from seeking early treatment until the disease is severe. Language barrier is a big challenge and most of the information is either lost or distorted during translation.

Parents or guardians are urged to seek medical attention early when their children present with symptoms like coughing and difficulty in breathing as this is very important in treating pneumonia.

Pauline
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