7 min read. Traditional birth attendants (TBAs) remain the main providers of delivery services, especially in rural and remote areas. Rather than banning them, governments should support them to reduce maternal and child mortality, and ensure that they get adequate training.
9 min read. Ten million women develop preeclampsia each year around the world. Worldwide about 76,000 pregnant women die each year from preeclampsia and related hypertensive disorders. And, the number of babies who die from these disorders is thought to be on the order of 500,000 per annum, according to the World Health Organisation.
4 min read. Rising food prices in Kenya have an adverse effect on the country’s development as a whole.
10 min read. While banks have begun to adhere to disclosure requirements spelt out in the prudential guidelines issued by the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) much more needs to be done, particularly pertaining to competition policy and regulation to put checks and balances on the monopolisation of the banking sector in Kenya.
< 1 min read. Cancer is now the 3rd leading cause of death in Kenya, killing more than HIV/AIDS and just as much Malaria. Deaths due to cancer increased by 97% in 2018 alone.
2 min read. The number of suicide cases reported in the media has increased in the last several years, but do we have the numbers to make a case for national concern.
8 min read. Over the past two decades, China has grown into the undisputed champion of Africa’s infrastructure financing needs but as the popular adage goes, there is no such thing as a free lunch.
5 min read. Under the Registration of Persons Act (Cap.107), it is a requirement by the law of Kenya that a Kenyan citizen who attains the age of eighteen must have an Identity card facilitated through the Department of National Registration Bureau.
< 1 min read. Fellow Kenyans, it will take CS Rotich approximately 1 and a half hours to read the #BudgetKE2019 speech. In that time alone, Kenya's debt will have accrued an interest of Kshs.62,737,200
4 min read. Whether true not, the demand for commuter trains in the country is ballooning and to think that Nairobians religiously use the commuter trains to and from work is refreshing.