Research Raises Hopes for Gonorrhea Vaccine

Research raises hopes for gonorrhea vaccine.Antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea is on rise making it a common sexually transmitted infection as show by the data from 77 countries. Annually, approximately 78 Million people are infected with gonorrhea. It can infect the genitals, rectum and throat. The bacteria that cause gonorrhea are particularly smart, such that every time a…

Cancer is NOT God’s curse.It can be cured.

Cancer is a group of diseases involving abnormal cell growth the potential to invade or spread to other parts of the body. According to statistics, cancer is the 3rd highest cause of death in Kenya just because of delayed detection and often those who suffer can’t afford treatment. Cancer is not disastrous , it can be…

Raids hotspots and healthcare in Turkana

Nakwamoru health centre was once the best hospital in Turkana south. But Nowdays things are changing for unknown reasons. This health facility is under ownership of Kenya Episcopal conference-Catholic Secretariat and it partner with the Ministry of Health to meet common objectives .It offers health services such as ART-Anti-retroviral Therapy, Community Integrated Management of Childhood…

GENETICALLY MODIFIED MOSQUITOES

  Oxitex solution has engineered genetically Modified Mosquitoes. Here is what happens after Oxitex male Mosquito has successfully mated a “wild female” ,any offspring as a result will not survive to adulthood, so the mosquitoes population decline. Oxitex is a new technology adopted to reduce population of mosquitoes that are said to transmit zika virus….

TURKANA COUNTY AND HEALTH CARE

Turkana county is situated northern Kenya, about 700km from Nairobi, Turkana County,  Turkana is the second largest county in Kenya covering 68,680 square kilometres.its described as the cradle of humankind. Turkana County is one of marginalized communities in Kenya during era of centralized national government. The county has benefited enormously from devolution and health being a…

What you may know about flies and Human Health?

   Housefly is an insect of medical importance.Mostly they act as disease transmitter and pathogens harbourers.an housefly have alife span of approximately 30 days but they pose health threats to humans . Its hard to differentiate between male and female fly . If someone have a look keenly ,the two are distinct. Afly can lay…

Alcohol and cigarette smoking

Drugs have been use since immemorial but their use have also heightened at current 21st century. Drug abuse is not a strange issue , its common among youths.Abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs is costly to our nation and in costs related to crime, lost work productivity and health care.lifestyle and drug abuse are…

Drought in Turkana 

​Drought and nutrition are linked. The more drought persist the nutrition status of a population deteriorates. In most cases malnutrition rises especially in semi arids areas. Furthermore drought have significant health concerns.   Poor Air Quality  Drought reduces the air quality posed health  risks to the people as result of dry soil dusts and pollen grains…

The Importance  of Eegis (Cissus-quadrangularias) 

Eegis is an evergreen Perennial climbing herb with tuberous rootstock, stems quardrangular and succulent, mostly found in the semi-arid part of Kenya e.g Turkana  Common Names  Cactus vine, mbugu-nyama and it’s botanical name is Cissus-quadrangularias  Importance  It’s a natural medicinal herb that has been used traditional to treat some health conditions  Eegis  extract composition (phytochemical-plant’s…