Drought, malnutrition hit Kilifi County

Cases of malnutrition have escalated in the drought-stricken Bamba division in Kilifi County owing to the prolonged drought that has hit the region depriving residents of food and water. With 90 per cent of households in Bamba living below poverty line, erratic food security has contributed to the deteriorating trend of malnutrition that has mostly […]

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USAID set to reduce acute malnutrition in Turkana

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) sponsored Nawiri project has launched a Community Health System (CHS) Action Research that will guide evidence generation findings in addressing Persistent Acute Malnutrition (PAM) among the communities in Turkana County. The goal of the USAID five-year project is to sustainably reduce the prevalence of persistent acute malnutrition in four […]

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Breastfeeding children helps in fighting malnutrition

The number of mothers who breastfeed their children exclusively for the first six months in Elgeyo Marakwet has risen from 42.9 per cent to 62.9 per cent since the launch of the Enhancing Nutrition Services to Improve Maternal and Child Health (Enrich) programme in 2016 according to the programme nutrition officer Irene Kwamboka. The officer […]

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High rate of malnutrition a concern in Busia

The  Director of Kenya Agricultural and Livestock Research Organization (KALRO), Victor  Wasike has expressed concern over the high level of malnutrition in Busia County. Speaking at the Busia Agricultural Training Centre on Monday, Wasike disclosed that 25 out of every 1,000 children aged below five years were malnourished. He attributed the prevailing situation to ignorance […]

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