2019年03月25日

WATER SITUATION IN KANGEMI


As Kenyan joined the rest of the world in marking World Water Day last Friday, 40% of its population has no access to the resource according to the UN.

Kangemi is a densely populated low-income urban area that can be described as generally lacking in the supply of safe drinking water.

Residents experience water shortages as they receive water twice a week from the Nairobi water company which is not enough for their domestic use.

They are forced to use their water storage sparingly for it to last them at least for a week or buy water from vendors which is risky as they do not know the source of the water.

This makes them vulnerable to water-borne diseases like cholera and typhoid.

Pauline

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SCHOOL VISITS FOR TOILETS PROGRAM

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On 22nd Friday 2019, RESULTS Japan Kenya and the MOH collaborated on yet another school trip to complete the remaining 4 schools for introduction, site seeing as well as checking the existing toilets.

During our visit, we noted several gaps in sanitation and hand washing activities.

Among the schools we visited, insufficient water supply, the huge number of learners, and the laxity of teachers are some of the reasons for the poor state of toilets we observed.

Hand washing activities are also not taking place in some schools and that calls for our intervention to carry out hand washing and sanitation lectures in all the 8 schools.

To tackle this issue in schools, we deliberated to revive health clubs in the schools so that they can be responsible for fostering sanitation and hand washing. They will be involved in soap distribution and coaching the rest in our absence.

Recently, through a local newspaper, the County government of Nairobi has raised an alarm of cholera possible outbreak due to reported symptoms in most of the informal settlements of Nairobi.

The schools on which we are doing our project lies within the informal settlements that could possibly be affected if the wave of cholera strikes, however, the disease spread is currently under control but preventive measures are needed to completely avert the offing situation.

Dicken

For more on cholera outbreak.
https://www.standardmedia.co.ke/article/2001317847/cholera-breaks-out-in-nairobi-what-to-watch-out-for.

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UHCについてケニアとタイ政府が協働することに

日本リザルツケニア事務所のアブタさんが書いたブログの邦訳を紹介します。

今後3年間、ケニアとタイはUHCに関する取り組みを加速されるため、協働していくことになりました。
ケニアとタイは4つの保健に関する取り組みについて覚書を交わしました。
1つ目は医療技術評価です。投資を実施する前に、医療施設では技術的な需要を測ることになります。具体的には、病院が何の研究を必要としていて、施設ごとに何の需要があるのかを調べます。

2つ目は、タイ政府の支援のもと、キャパシティビルディングを行い、ケニアのヘルスセクターにおける人材育成を実施します。短期間の講座や様々な分野の医療に関する授業、そして保健分野でのマネジメントや運営に関する指導が行われます。
これは様々な疾病の治療はもちろん、ケニアの医療施設の経営改善につながります。

3つ目は保健分野の人材についてです。ケニアにおける様々な疾病負荷における人材のギャップを埋めるために、タイ政府がケニアと協力します。
専門家や医師はケニアの医療施設での経験で欠けている分野を補う必要があります。
保健省のシシリーカリウキ長官は非感染性疾患(NCDs)が現在、最も深刻な問題であると指摘しています。例えば、ケニアでは毎年、3万3000人が癌でなくなっており、4万もの新たな診断がされています。
しかし、癌を専門とする医師、放射線技師はたった128人しかいません。

4つ目は、タイの国民健康保険に似た適用可能な保険スキームを作成することです。
ケニアに現在あるNHIFという健康保険制度を、全ての人が医療サービスを受けられるようなものに改訂します。
覚書が交わされたことを受け、上記の取り組みが、すでに動きだしています。

Abuta

今回の覚書を受けて、ケニアでも日本同様、国民皆保険が達成されるといいですね。
(はるか)
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KENYA AND THAILAND SIGN MoU FOR UHC COLLABORATION

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In the next three years, Kenya and Thailand have partnered to ensure a robust UHC rollout in Kenya.

The two countries signed an agreement (MoU) that will see Kenya benefit in four major health thematic areas.

The first one is the Health Technology Assessment(HTA). Through this arrangement, the technological needs of the health facilities will have to be assessed first before an investment is done.

What the hospitals need will be a subject of research, and the needs of the specific health facilities.

Secondly, Capacity Building will be facilitated by Thailand, and many Kenyan health personnel will be taken to study for short courses and graduate medical studies various fields or healthcare management and administration.

This promises great collaboration and solid improvement of how Kenya runs its health facilities, as well as the treatment of various diseases.

The third area will be Human Resource for health. Kenya and Thailand will help Kenya fill the gaps in human resource for various diseases burdens.

It will arrange for specialists and medics needed to manage the deficiencies currently experienced in the health facilities in the country.

Health CS, Sicily Kariuki noted that NCDs have the biggest burden at present. For instance, cancer kills over 33,000 people in Kenya each year, and 40,000 new cases are diagnosed annually.

While that is so, there are only 128 cancer specialists and radiologists to offer oncology services.

Fourth, it will be about an affordable Insurance Scheme similar to Thailand’s National Health Security Office(NHSO).

To this end, there will be various reforms to be done on the NHIF to make it possible for all people to afford healthcare.

The agreement has since been entered, and the work to realize it has already begun.

Abuta
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金子宏先生、津島雄二先生の顧問ご就任

2月25日に開催された国際連帯税アドバイザリー・チーム第1回会合において、金子宏先生及び津島雄二先生に顧問就任をお願いしていたところですが、この度ご両名とも顧問就任を承諾してくださいました!
国際連帯税創設を求める上での理論、実際に税制改正を要望する上での戦略、そして精神的な面において、アドバイザリー・チームは大きな支えを得ることができました。
これからいよいよ、活動を本格化させてまいります。

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アドバイザリー・チーム第1回会合当日については、次のブログ記事でも紹介しています。

国際連帯税アドバイザリー・チーム発足
金子宏先生の文化勲章ご受章をお祝いする会とサンキューセミナー
国際連帯税アドバイザリー・チーム月立ち上がりました!  金子宏先生も激励

UME

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