The Mara River basin is the lifeline to Maasai Mara Game reserve in Kenya and the Serengeti National park in Tanzania. Its major perennial tributaries are Nyangores and Amala both originating from Mau Escarpment. Unprecedented evidence on change of land use for development purposes in the upper catchment has affected the water quantity, quantity and the environmental sanitation in general. ...Read More
Availability of water in desirable quantities and qualities for basic human needs and its use in production is an issue of local, national and global concern. Its availability or scarcity during the prolonged dry spells affects socioeconomic well being and environmental sustainability ...Read More
The aim of this study was to confirm the level of availability of essential medicines in public hospitals in Kenya and the factors leading to this. A cross-section approach was adopted for the research which was conducted across several public hospitals in Nakuru County. ...Read More
This study is designed to pilot implementation of the Baby Friendly Community Initiative (BFCI), a global initiative recommended by WHO to promote optimal infant and young child feeding practices. The study sets out to determine feasibility and effectiveness of the BFCI, with regards to exclusive breastfeeding in the first six months after delivery, in Koibatek - Baringo County. ...Read More
World Vision Kenya conducted nutrition surveys covering East Pokot, Marigat, Baringo North and Baringo Central. The surveys aim to estimate the level of malnutrition among children 6-59 months and pregnant, lactating women (PLWs) and also investigate infant and young child feeding practices (IYCF) among children 0-23months of age. Surveys were coordinated and implemented by the Ministry of Public Health and Sanitation. ...Read More
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USAID’s Afya Uzazi and local communities joined this year’s global celebrations to mark World Biodiversity Day. The day’s theme - “Our Biodiversity, Our Food, Our Health” – resonates with the focus of the project’s integrated population, health and environment (PHE) activities.