Health & Fitness


3 years ago

How Female Genital Mutilation(FGM) Posses A Health Risk To Women In Kenya

Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) in Kenya is also known as female circumcision. Female Circumcision is a rare practice in Kenya, though in cases like Kisii in Kenya, it is still practiced. It is estimated that about 130 million girls are currently living with the effects of FGM. A further two million girls are at a risk of the practice. Societies that practice FGM in Kenya believe that it is an initiation into adulthood and prevents the woman from becoming promiscuous.

There are four types of operations involved in FGM in Kenya; Circumcision, which involves cutting of the prepuces or  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

How Much It Costs To Do A DNA Test In Kenya

There are many cases where you might want to do a paternity test. DNA test is a biological determination of whether the parents share the same genes with their kids. Sometimes, people would opt for DNA test in cases their wives might have been unfaithful and are in need to know if the kids they are raising are indeed theirs. Your kid might be so dumb in class that your might doubt if he inherited your genes. I don\'t know if you will doubt should your kid turn out bright unless you have so low opinion of yourself.

In most cases, the main reason is legal purposes. A lady turns u  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

How School Health Programmes Are Organized In Kenya

How School Health Programmes are Organized in Kenya

In Kenya, it is the responsibility as a community health nurse or any other health provider to design school health programmes. In order to organise a practical school health programme they need to involve the rest of the health team members, the school administration and the community. Sometimes the health professionals can decide to conduct a health program in a certain   Continue reading ...


3 years ago

The Muffin Top Scourge; Losing The Belly Weight Tips

It’s what most women battle with, not easy to get rid off and your fashion sense has to change to accommodate it. I am talking about the bulging belly and love handles that we all work so hard to get rid of. This is the toughest part to tone and requires a lot of commitment to boot. All ladies would die for the rock hard abs that Kim Kardashian has always had.

First thing is first say goodbye to your 1000 calories per day packed in chocolate glazed donuts, fried chicken and fizzy drinks.  A healthy diet will go a long way coupled with suitable exercise. Some simple exerci  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

How Laboratory Tests Are Done Before Blood Transfusion In Kenya

Kakamega provincial hospital is one of the hospitals at level six, and it acts as a referral to many District hospitals in the Western region. It offers majorly curative and rehabilitative health services to the people of Kakamega County and the surrounding counties such as Vihiga and Bungoma. Laboratory is one of the sections that offer services to the patients especially the diagnostic services and blood transfusion being one of them, there are particular procedures that are carried out before traffusion. These procedures include;

-ABO and RH Grouping

-Direct coombs testContinue reading ...


3 years ago

Patients Bill Of Right In Kenya

A patient in Kenya is any person who goes to the hospital to seek health care either in out-patient or in-patient basis. Out-patients in Kenya are those who seek consultation or are treated and go back home while in-patients are those who are admitted in the hospital for further management. Bill of right in Kenya is the right of a patient which should be granted when seeking health care in any hospital in Kenya. These rights are meant to protect against infringement.

In Kenya, bill of right for patients is usually written at the rece  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Activities Carried Out During School Health Programs In Kenya

One of the many objectives of the ministry of education in Kenya is to ensure that pupils in primary school and students in secondary school in Kenya are in healthy conditions while school. They do this in collaboration with the ministry of health in Kenya through the health care providers such as nurses, doctors, clinical officers and public health officers working in Kenya. These activities are carried out during the school health programme whereby the health care providers seek permission from the school management team first before going to any school. The activities prov  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

Consequences Of Rape In Our Societies In Kenya

Rape in Kenya is one of the forms of sexual assaults. Rape is defined as sexual intercourse with another person without the consent of that person in Kenya. In many communities in Kenya, the issue of rape is considered as an abomination (sinful), and people who commit it are punished by the council of elders of that particular community in Kenya. For instance, among the Turkana community of Kenya, if you commit rape, you are going to be assembled by the village elders and forced to pay some cattle, sheep and goats. Then, a ritual for cleansing is performed to appease the spirits s  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

How To Manage Diabetes In Kenya

Diabetes mellitus in Kenya is an endocrine (disease) disorder which is characterized by high level of blood glucose level that comes as a result of a problem in insulin secretion or insulin. Insulin is a hormone involved in glucose metabolism (production and storage), and it is produced by pancrease. The other hormones involved in glucose metabolism are glucagon, adrenaline, growth hormone and somatotrophin.

In Kenya, diabetes mellitus is a common disease that is diagnosed frequently and mostly in adults. Diabetes mellitus in Kenya is mostly managed at District Hospitals (such as Ki  Continue reading ...


3 years ago

How To Understand Life Cycle of HIV In Kenya; Tips To Health Care Providers

HIV is a pandemic in Kenya. It is very important for every health care provider working in Kenya hospital set-up to understand the life cycle of HIV because it is a required concept when initiating antiretroviral treatment (ARV)  in Kenya. These ARVs target the HIV virus at different life cycle. If you look at the Nucleotide reverse transcriptase inhibitors class of ARVs in Kenya, it targets the HIV enzyme reverse transcriptase while the protease inhibitors class of ARVs targets the enzyme protease. In a nutshell, it is important for the health care provid  Continue reading ...