By Lorraine Anyango One man ensured over142, 563 lives have health insurance, 49 facilities were prepared to serve them, a dashboard with real-time data adopted by the county leadership, and over a million people registered during UHC in Kisumu County. This man, John C martin though late, was today honored in a colorful ceremony at
By Lorraine Anyango Malnutrition is the second risk factor that leads to death in Kisumu County. This is according to a study conducted at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital. Top on the list of risk that leads to death within the region is risky behavior among the resident of Kisumu. While opening sensitization

Creative Vegetables

By Lorraine Anyango “Have you ever used SUKUMA for baking? In Kenya, it is probably one of the vegetables we eat with ugali.” Ms. Kumiko Ohno said in the opening remarks of her presentation.  “Cakes made with vegetables are very popular in Japan, this is because vegetables are nutritious and good for you.” She added.
By Lorraine Anyango. Nutrition in Kisumu County must change fundamentally. It contributes to five percent of the growth domestic profit (GDP) and to secure this gain, the county is harnessing opportunities within the Early Childhood Development (ECD) environs. Children’s growth is now being monitored monthly within schools, most of the ECDs are now equipped with
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A delegation from the Government of Kenya and IFAD led by the ABDP Deputy Program Coordinator Mr. Isaac Wamalwa, today visited the Thur Dibuoro Aquaculture Field School – Self Help Group at Mr. Moses Obong’o’s fish farm in West Nyakach ward, Kisumu County. The aim of the supervision mission was to check on the progress
By Matilda Atieno After three days of competition in five ball games in the two venues, the Kisumu County Inter-Vocational Training center ball games ended Thursday with the closing ceremony. The County Government pulled off the games bringing together all VTCs across the County to participate in the activities, which were held at the Rotary
By Matilda Atieno Kisumu County Inter-vocational training centers 2022 ball games kicked off today as delegations of players from the 26 VTCs marched triumphantly into Moi Stadium, coming together for the first time to stage competitive games as part of co-curriculum activities in the syllabus. Under the theme, ‘promoting skills and talents through sports among

Hospital Goes To Community.

by Lorraine Anyango Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) has adopted a new response to handling cataracts by conducting community outreach and performing surgeries within the communities. This community cataract’s response has been arrived at after the realization that many patients shy away from seeking treatment at the hospital due to misinformation about

Eye Health

By Lorraine Anyango Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) has been selected as a beneficiary of a new project to reduce the prevalence of blindness caused by cataracts, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy in Kenya. The project dubbed ‘Achieving Integrated Eye Health in Kenya’ is a three-year collaboration between Novartis and Fred Hollows Foundation,
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by Lorraine Anyango. “I’m feeling quite relieved, both financially and health-wise, I can now button my shirt after many years of pain.”  These were the words of 59-year-old Enoch Odhiambo, a father of three, after undergoing a successful surgery during the ongoing Neurosurgical camp at Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH). But even
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