by Lorraine Anyango Jaramogi Oginga Odinga Teaching and Referral Hospital (JOORTH) is pushing for a comprehensive approach to eradicate sickle cell disease including compulsory couple testing for sickle cell trait before marriage. The facility which manages the highest number of sickle cell cases in Kenya has picked a business unusual approach that will see
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By Matilda Atieno Kisumu County today issued the final tranche of county bursaries and scholarships worth 51M to needy secondary and students of the marine school in the county. In a ceremony presided over by Deputy Governor Dr. Mathew Owili, about 30,000 beneficiaries of Ksh.205M secondary school bursaries and  70  students in the marine school,
By Matilda Atieno The residents of the Kisumu East sub-county can now experience convenient access to health care with the opening of two new maternity units namely Nyalunya and Chiga as well as one more dispensary called Obino. The opening marks health expansion in Kisumu’s health care providers with an additional 469 Community Health Workers
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
Stakeholders dealing in fish production from Kisumu County converged at a workshop under the Aquaculture Business Development Program (ABDP) to review the activities, challenges faced during implementation and way forward for the next phase at the Golf Hotel in Kakamega. The stakeholders brought on board included: County fisheries docket, Fish farmers, Captain feeds, Aquaculture Ban,
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

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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