You would never think that going for a swim after getting a tattoo could kill you. But that’s what happened to one man, and his story highlights the scary infection risk associated with getting inked that many of us blow off. Shortly after getting a new tattoo on his calf, the unidentified 31-year-old took a…
Danshanne stokes said ” When you’re dealing with fraud and liars, listen more to what they don’t say than what they do” – ascertained that this is the true picture in Kenya. Anyway , Let us now focus the major impediments to development for the past 4 years with the Jubilee administration.
Looking forward for the departure of the corrupt Uhuruto administration
Indeed Journalism is a calling not a profession per see…..hoping for wealth in the field has left many jobless after giving up…
One of my obsessions these days is the question of whether there’s any such thing as a career in digital journalism. I’m still doing reporting on this question — if you have any empirical data on the subject, do let me know — but in the meantime, my working hypothesis is that the answer is no. With, as I recently explained in a talk in Italy, a couple of interesting exceptions:
You’ve probably heard quite a lot about “startups.” You know startups, they’re so sexy that people are throwing billions of dollars at them. And it turns out that there are quite a lot of startups in what you might call “the journalism space,” if you were the kind of person who speaks fluent VC.
All of those startups, of course, are in digital journalism. Most of them want to be a “platform”. But, that’s all good, right? After all, if…
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Kenyatta National Hospital in collaboration with an Italian Non-Governmental Organization has successfully operated 12 patients with congenital heart disorders from Ndugu Zangu children’s home in Samburu County.
The project conducted by Professor Michele Di Suma and Dr. Fredirica Lezzi from Italy and a team of surgeons from KNH. The project was held from 16th – 20th March 2015 at the KNH Main Theatres. The mission is being facilitated by Ndugu Zangu Group from Italy to benefit patients with congenital heart conditions.
“We have performed many open heart surgeries but this particular time was a good platform of sharing knowledge and experience and the 12 patients have undergone operations and are responding positively” Said Victor Kitemo, KNH Open Heart project coordinator.
“If there is any one secret of success it lies in the ability to get the other person’s point of view and see things from his angle as well as from your own.” Said Henry Ford
Let me take this opportunity to first thank Almighty God for good health and protection during my stay at Kenyatta National Hospital. Being the biggest referral Hospital both East and Central Africa and intersection point of many cultures and exposure, it has been quite a good experience more so my interaction with clinicians, patients, nurses, pre-professionals and other professionals from different fields of their expertise.
The training and exposure has not been easy par see, but with fortitude and help from my family, relatives and friends, now I can conceitedly say that I am out of KNH all round molded and set to tasks of my field of training.
I would like to recognize and acknowledge the Manager Corporate and Communication Department, Mr. Simon Ithai, AG. Mr. Kibet Mengich and my immediate supervisor madam Milkah Nyarera and all KNH Corporate staff for their excellent support and training during my internship period.
I also appreciate KNH facebook followers who took time to go through the posts which I took part in writing and taking photos – you really made my work pertinent and good in my practicum period.
In conclusion let me also recognize my beloved mother, Wilkister Omwamba who worked to support me financially. You are my delight mama and your efforts will not go unrewarded.
GOOD BLESS YOU ALL
Kenyatta National Hospital, in collaboration with the University of Nairobi, held a Paediatric and Reproductive health symposium aimed at providing an opportunity to share updates in the best Practices for Maternal, Neonatal and Child Health Care. In addition, it was aimed at discussing challenges encountered and propose solutions providing a platform for experts in that field to share ideas and new developments.
Ag. Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Simeon Monda, said the Hospital has continued to receive a significant number of mothers seeking ante-natal and maternity services after the government decreed free maternal healthcare services for all women in public health facilities in 2013. The increased numbers have subsequently led to a rise in the number of neonates being attended to in the KNH newborn unit to an average of 100 neonates daily against a capacity of 50 beds.
Kenyatta National Hospital has also increased Maternal Health Service delivery and management of complicated referral cases that require High Dependency Unit (HDU) and Intensive Care Unit (ICU) Services.
The CEO noted that the number of Annual Deliveries has increased by 26% (from 10435 to 13,222) and caesarian sections by 22% (from 4,051 to 4,925). 43 % of these patients are unbooked and received in critical conditions. The hospital has overstretched the resources to respond to this challenge by providing human resources and theatre space which has resulted in maternal mortality reduction by 30%.
Kenyatta National Hospital receives over one thousand cancer patients and the figures include young innocent children aged 13 year and below who rejuvenate their pain in oncology ward 1E. Right from the entrance to the ward “I KNOW” message welcomes you in.
The phrases not only capture the attention of many a person who visit the ward but also the young boys and girls who every morning and evening recite the words with the unshakable certitude spontaneously convinced that their pain will soon be over.
Next to the nurses’ desk a message titled “DON’T QUIT” uplift the spirit of both the medics and the patients. Indeed the race is not always to the swift but to those who keep on running. The phrases stress for only a rest but not to quit, showing that no aspirations which are not realized.
Some find joy in this cartoon. They refer to it as their ‘joy’ and you will see them steering at the cartoon making fun of it and even drawing. Their ambitions still intact as they narrate how they miss their friends, teachers and schoolmates.
It is not in the mental field that the victories are won but mental resolutions enforced by physical faith and faith of the body removes contradictions and doubts of the mind and this helps so powerfully in putting an end to our pains. True …… “Child-like trust is the first medicine.”