We don’t know what good healthcare looks like

This may well be my shortest blogpost this year. It is late at night as I quickly jot it down and I have had a long day – and another tough one is waiting for me tomorrow. I was having a strategic conversation about public hospitals in Kenya and in Africa and how they have …

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Men & menstruation: do we have a role to play?

This article was first published in my column in the Standard Yesterday was World Menstrual Hygiene Day. Growing up, I knew next to nothing about menstruation. Thanks to primary school education, I knew technically that if a girl does not get pregnant, well, something happens in her uterus and blood comes out. I also knew …

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A new normal is in the offing: are we ready?

Originally published in The Standard, March 27, 2020 As the world continues to combat the novel Coronavirus, Covid-19, it is becoming clear that a new way of life is in the making. As whole populations are stuck at home, having to discover new ways of working and learning, people are beginning to think about how …

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How many ICU Beds do we have in Kenya?

Over the last couple days, (well, mostly yesterday) I took up the effort of trying to find out just how many ICU Beds we have in Kenya. The findings so far were discouraging: Kenyatta National Hospital (top referral hospital in East Africa) – 21 ICU Beds (edit: Just received word that KNH has converted 15 beds …

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