Family Planning and the Samburu: A Qualitative Study Exploring the Thoughts of Men on a Population Health and Environment Programme in Rural Kenya
In this study, Loren Kock from the University of London investigates men’s views on a PHE family planning (FP) programme delivered among the pastoral Samburu tribe in rural northern Kenya. This study has been published by the Institute for Global Health, University College London, London. The full paper can be downloaded here.
Keywords: Kenya; family planning; PHE; maternal health; environmental health; gender; natural resources; climate change; conservation
Greetings from Laikipia!
This year we have continued to experience enormous demand for all our services, especially Family Planning (FP). Our partnership with AMREF has grown stronger, allowing us to allocate Global Funds' resources for TB interventions in Laikipia and Isiolo counties.
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Taking health services to remote areas: Mobile camel clinics, motorbike ambulances and other innovations for reaching rural folk.
(This is an article by Kwamboka Oyaro that appeared in the Africa Renewal magazine of December 2016, reproduced here with permission)
The camel is known for its resilience. Carrying heavy loads in sweltering desert heat over 160 km with little water to drink is no easy job.
This “ship of the desert,” however, is built for such terrain—thick footpads help it navigate shifting sand and rocky paths with ease; long legs keep its body away from the surface heat; closing nostrils keep sand at bay; and bushy eyebrows and eyelashes protect the eyes.
These adaptive characteristics and physical features have come in handy for a novel transport system that ferries medical supplies and personnel to remote villages and underserved communities in Kenya.
In Kenya’s Samburu County, with harsh climatic conditions and more than 50% of the population living below the poverty line without adequate sanitation, many may die in childbirth or from treatable diseases such as malaria, diarrhoea, tetanus, waterborne diseases and eye and skin infections.
Read the full article here.
For the month of November 2016, CHAT's project on GlobalGiving, one of our fundraising platforms, scored 10/10 on the newly introduced scoring feature based on Net Provider System (NPS). We at CHAT are happy to receive such an affirmation on our work.
So head over there and as you make a donation, kindly give a (hopefully 10/10!) score and leave us some feedback.
GlobalGiving, one of our fundraising platforms has introduced a scoring feature based on Net Provider System (NPS) that can be submitted directly from the project report without donors having to log in.
They have also given an option for donors to write their own response explaining why they chose that score. It looks like this:
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This is a report by a volunteer, a research scientist working in Belgium, who came out for 2 weeks this last August 2016 to accompany CHAT’s motor mobile clinic through Samburu East County.
Please download the full report below:
In this September 2016 dissertation, Loren Kock from the University of London examines views from the Samburu tribe in Kenya, on family planning programmes that relate family size to the environment.
This paper highlights some present outcomes as a result of CHAT’s Population Health and Environment (PHE) intervention in Samburu East; and also includes a focus on men’s engagement and understanding about CHAT’s integrated family planning/ecological awareness intervention and it’s affect, if any, in this region.
Please download the full paper below:
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Below find articles appearing in the media on CHAT's work, posted here courtesy of their respective authors.
In rural Kenya, camel clinics bring care to those who need it...