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Couch potato kids at risk of stunted growth

March 13, 2019

Physically active children are physically and psychologically healthier, which translates to better performance in school and in other areas of daily life. However, in this modern day and age, children spend hours in front of TVs and computers, playing video games and using social media. Experts say children between the ages of two and five […]



Drought drives Pokot girls to miss school

March 13, 2019

Lack of water for personal hygiene is keeping female pupils home in West Pokot. The county is experiencing drought and most of its water sources have dried up. This has hindered three to four girls in every class from attending school daily. Kapsmatia Primary School head teacher Benjamin Rotich said in his school, a third […]



Africa promises to accelerate progress toward UHC as Kigali meeting ends

March 13, 2019

Countries in Africa have committed to strengthen their health systems and address health inequities. In a communiqué, they also pledged to support community health and ensure universal access to immunisation to drive progress on Universal Health Coverage in their countries. The communiqué was released at the end of the three-day Africa Health Agenda International Conference, […]



ARE AFFORDABLE LOANS ELUSIVE TO FARMERS? AFC BOSS SPEAKS

March 13, 2019

What type of loans do you offer to farmers, at what interest rates and their repayment period? We offer all agricultural loans especially for the young generation at 10 per cent interest with a repayment period of seven years. We have a seasonal crop credit, which are one year loans payable at year end at […]



WHY I GROW BUTTERNUT DESPITE MARKET WOES

March 13, 2019

Farming is not a walk in the park and there are times it gets too hot to handle. Despite the challenges, the secret is to soldier on. One farmer knows this too well. Ruth Wangari, a butternut farmer in Lanet has been in the business for the past two years and she has seen the […]



YOU CAN FEED POULTRY LITTER TO COWS, BUT….

March 13, 2019

Alfonse Okoth is a dairy farmer in Kitale. Okoth, had been told by a friend who is also a farmer that it is OK to feed cattle on poultry litter. So the man has been feeding his cows on poultry litter and has noted a significant improvement in production. But is it right? Yes, poultry […]



Gender Bill is good for everyone, don’t blame women MPs if it fails

March 13, 2019

Last week, United Nations Under-Secretary-General and Executive Director of the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) Natalia Kanem was in Kenya. But what stood out was that she chose to celebrate the International Women’s Day in the country. In her various presentations, Dr Kanem, one of the highest-ranking women in the topmost global body, made it […]



NHIF should review its kidney policy

March 13, 2019

In the past few years, the national health insurer has made significant progress in supporting patients with chronic kidney disease. Through the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF), kidney patients can now access life-sustaining dialysis and renal transplant care. The insurer covers the initial surgery. Compared to dialysis, patients with chronic kidney disease who receive a […]



Building Resilient communities through collaboration and partnerships

March 4, 2019

Resilience is the ability of a system, communities, families or nation to anticipate, organize and adapt to expected or unexpected events that tend to disrupt their normal functioning. Resilience building and strengthening is a process that requires cooperation, coordination and collaboration in order for the set objectives to be achieved. Here at CMA we believe […]



Meshack to walk the extra mile

March 1, 2019

Meshak was one of the seriously injured students at the school which was attacked a little more than a year ago, just behind our house. (9 people lost their lives!). His left leg was amputated and he’s been through a multitude of skin transplants in order to save his right leg. On Monday it was […]