New Partners, Health Goals.

by Lorraine Anyango The United Cities and Local Governments in Africa (UCLGA) did not just hold the Africities in Kisumu County, it’s now facilitating a partnership that will enhance access to quality health in the very region.    This partnership between the Regional Council of Rabat-Sale-Kenitra in Morocco has also been carried out in conjunction with

Medication Without Harm.

By Jeremiah Ongili and Beryl Okendo  Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral (JOOTRH) marked the world patients safely day sensitizing its staff on medication without harm. The event supported by the ministry of health also delved into ways of handling patients safely. During the event, the Nursing Director Mrs. Teresa Okwiri, acknowledged that medical practitioners

Managing Sickle Cell

By Beryl Okendo and Jeremiah Ongili. Accessibility and affordability of sickle cell medication in syrup form suitable for children is a challenge in the management of blood disorders. The medication available in most public facilities is designed for adults, forcing pediatricians to use medicine prescribed for adults with sickle cell to treat children with sickle

Infants Savior.

By Beryl Okendo and Jeremiah Ongili and Beryl Alaka. It was an honor for Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) to host one of the most celebrated scientific innovators in the world, Dr. Thomas Burke. Dt Burke was accompanied by a team from the manufacturers of most of the regularly used medical equipment

Fighting sickle cell together

By Jeremiah Ongili and Beryl Okendo The multi-sectoral approach dubbed ‘Zero sickle cell’ has joined forces to create awareness of sickle cell disease this September.  The stakeholders include Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH), Ramogi Tv, Kisumu regional bank, Kenya red cross, Tumaini sickle cell organization, West Kenya sickle cell support group, and

Children at Obama ward smile.

By Jeremiah Ongili and Beryl Okendo.  JOOTRH today received a team from the Lions Clubs Kisumu Host who came to make a difference at the hospital by bringing joy to the children of Obama. Lions Clubs Kisumu Host is a branch of the Lions International Club whose headquarters are based in Oak Brook, Illinois, U.S.,
by Lorraine Anyango The Kisumu Multi-Sectoral Nutrition (MSN) team has gone a step beyond Monitoring and Evaluation (M& E) to incorporate an online scorecard that can visually display the progress of an issue. The MSN-score card brings a paradigm shift as it will enhance accountability and drives the action as far as nutrition is concerned,

Rethinking Neuroscience.

By Lorraine Anyango Accompanied by Dr. Aappolonia Aoko, Deputy Branch, Chief for programs, CDC Kenya, they held deliberations with JOOTRH’s CEO Dr. George Rae in the company of members of the hospital management Team and doctors working at the hospital as well. Dr. Harsh who is the spouse to Her Excellency Margaret Cushing Whitman, the

Welcoming ‘Newbies’

By Jeremiah Ongili and Beryl Okendo. In keeping with its mandate of being a teaching facility, the management of Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOOTRH) held a sensitization workshop to equip new interns, volunteers, and attaches seeking to acquire practical skills relating to their respective fields of study. Clinical practice/attachment is an integral
Food security among persons living with disabilities is critical in enabling the development of local, sustainable, and resilient urban food systems. Meet Madam Caroline a beneficiary of the cone garden from Kisumu West Sub County who outlines the benefits she has reaped since the establishment of a cone garden in her homestead. Caroline admits that