This study aims to determine the prevalence of risk of malnutrition on admission and discharge in African hospitals, and to identify the association with selected indicators. In this multi-center prospective cohort study, adult patients from hospitals in South Africa, Kenya, and Ghana were screened on admission and discharge and contacted 3 months post-discharge. Relevant morbidity and mortality outcomes were assessed. ...Read More
Changes in land use for development purposes in the upper catchment of the Mara River Basin have threatened the water quantity of its major tributaries. This study investigated the effect of human settlement and development on the microbial water quality at various points along the channel of Nyangores River using Membrane Filtration Technique (MFT) to determine the densities of total coliforms, Escherichia coli, intestinal enterococci and Clostridium perfringens ...Read More
Environmental Issues especially on land are a fundamental aspect of structural conflicts in Kenya but they have also often degenerated into physical violence. Land has been the crux of economic, cultural and socio-economic change in Kenya. ...Read More
The main objective of this study was to assess the households’ socio-economic factors influencing agroforestry adoption in Temiyotta location. The hypotheses for the study were; there is no significant relationship between household size and agroforestry adoption in Temiyotta location. ...Read More
The Mau Forest Complex has significant biological, environmental, and sociocultural roles, but is threatened with excisions for other land uses and degradation. This study was conducted between 2003 – 2007, to investigate the effects of human encroachment on the forest, and establish its resilience to the disturbance by comparing forest aspects at three levels of disturbance. ...Read More
Since Kenya recorded its first HIV case in 1984, AIDS epidemic has emerged to be one of the central impediments to national health. It has deepened poverty; slowed economic growth; reduced life expectancy; worsened other infectious diseases, with the harshest effects experienced by women. ...Read More
A new campaign aims to ensure over 31,600 pregnant women and mothers get quality maternal and child health services in close to 200 facilities in Baringo and Nakuru counties in the next 12 months.
Maternity open days provide a way for pregnant women and their partners to meet service providers and learn about services they provide. The events help remove the fear of giving birth in health facilities and reassure women of respectful care when they give birth in hospital.