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Why youth empowerment should be deliberate, intentional and structured

In December 2020, we hosted our inaugural YouTH Voices Summit in partnership with Health NGO’s Network (HENNET), Phillips Therapeutics Limited, Youth-In-Action (Y-ACT), Quality Healthcare Kenyan Awards (QHKA) and Portcross Limited. YouTH Voices Summit is an initiative aimed at amplifying youth voices in a transformative agenda for health and their wellbeing. The summit featured mentors and youth changemakers …

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Designing Kenya’s Ideal Health System

In Kenya, the healthcare system has a well-defined structure consisting of six (6) levels that are defined as follows (Francis W, Irene K, Ezra O, 2017):Level 1 – Community Health Services,Level 2 – Dispensaries and Clinics,Level 3 – Health Centers, Maternity and Nursing Homes,Level 4 – Sub-county Hospitals and Medium-sized Private Hospitals,Level 5 – County …

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Health System Case Study _Kenya & Britain Comparative Analysis

Kenya is a country located in the eastern part of Africa bordering countries like Uganda, Tanzania, Ethiopia and Rwanda. It is considered as a developing middle income country with a population of approximately 47.6 million people as of November 2019 (Kenya National Bureau of Statistics, 2019). Kenya as a country has a very diverse population …

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Community Pharmacy Survey on Impact of COVID-19 and Future of Pharmacy Practice

Access to essential healthcare services is a critical component of the aspirations of Sustainable Development Goal 3 (SDG3) and roadmap to its realization, Universal Healthcare Coverage (UHC). This access is driven by availability of health facilities, medicines and their quality and the affordability of the services and products. Community pharmacies are the most accessible health …

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Rethinking our Response to COVID-19: Learning from Ebola, Spanish Flu and MERS

Abstract: Disease outbreaks impact human lives negatively in different facets. To curtail the extent of such devastation, it is imperative to design, implement and monitor interventions that can contain the outbreak with minimal impact. With the outbreak of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Wuhan China in December 2019, the spread have been rapid with massive distress …

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A review on Psychological Impact of Disease Outbreaks and how to respond to the impacts of COVID-19

Abstract: Disease outbreaks have been known to cause substantial devastation in the world. The impact of such outbreaks on mental health have been documented but unfortunately these haven’t been mainstreamed into emergency response preparedness. Low-income countries (LIC) are the most disadvantaged in this front especially considering mental health care hasn’t been much developed with countries …

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Ryculture hosts Dr. Ambrose (MBCHB, MPH,..) and NHIF team for a discussions on Healthcare Financing

Ryculture Health and Social Innovation hosted it’s first consultatory/public discussion at Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) on 15th of February 2018. The session brought together enthusiastic university students from different faculties, worth mentioning from the college of health sciences, highest attendance being Bachelor of Pharmacy students and Bsc. Actuarial Science students. Dr. …

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