Health

Medical Camp Doctor in Dadaab

Reporting to: The Health Services coordinator Summary:This position exists under the Health and Nutrition sector and is based in Dadaab. The overall objective is to provide safe, effective and curative health services, targeting the most important causes of illness and death among the refugee population. This position exists to ensure smooth running of the camps and… Continue reading Medical Camp Doctor in Dadaab

Health

Tabibu Cures? I think not

Last Sunday I was pleasantly surprised to find Tabibu Cures on NTV. The surprises were many. first NTV took a bold step to air a health program in the midst of all the Sunday morning worship programs.This Tabibu guy ( I actually don't know his name)  was last seen on KBC TV telling guys about how his herbal concoctions work.… Continue reading Tabibu Cures? I think not

Health

Key Hole Surgery

LAPAROSCOPIC SURGERY. What it is! It’s a type of minimal invasive surgery that involves the use of small surgical instruments as well as a camera to magnify the whole surgery. It is also known as keyhole surgery. When is it used! It’s mainly used in the abdominal surgery, e.g. appendicitis, Ear, Nose and Throat (ENT)… Continue reading Key Hole Surgery

Health

Appendicitis?No way it’s not for me.

Dear Ask A Doc, My colleague developed sudden stomach pains. When we rushed him to hospital he was told he had appendicitis and had to have an operation. This has made me worry since I also have been having stomach pains. How do I know if I have appendicitis? Is the only treatment available surgery?… Continue reading Appendicitis?No way it’s not for me.

Health

Sick from baby class?

Dear Ask A Doc, My 3 year old child developed a fever when he started going to baby class. I gave him paracetamol but after a few days he complained of pain in the right ear. We visited a doctor and he was treated for an ear infection called otitis media.  What is the cause… Continue reading Sick from baby class?

Reproductive Health · Treatment

Kick infertility out!

How does IVF work In Vitro Fertilization is a technique that offers a possible solution to infertility. It involves the fertilization of a female egg (ova) by a sperm in a laboratory before implanting it into the woman’s uterus (womb).The process sounds simple but in actual fact success rates are low and thus guarded optimism… Continue reading Kick infertility out!

Reproductive Health

Should I leave my wife?

Dear Ask A Doc, My wife and I have been trying to get pregnant for a while now. Is it safe to use fertility drugs and are there any available in Kenya? What could be the cause of our infertility? Should I leave my wife and look for another woman? I really want to be… Continue reading Should I leave my wife?