The informal service providers including the herbalist, traditional birth attendants, village doctors and informal health centers among others are very much ignored yet their impact on full immunization coverage and safe deliveries is dire.Missed opportunities and barriers to vaccination limit progress toward achieving high immunization coverage and other global immunization goals. Little is known about …
I recently visited one of our counties in Kenya and one of the nurses told me that HIV/AIDs in the region is correlated to having a flu. When i asked why ? She told me that the community takes HIV/AIDs lighly compared to other diseases like Tuberculosis (TB) .They say " Kama huna ukimwi wewe ni mjinga "
Inclusive early childhood programs and especially for the children living with disability
In a meeting yesterday in my house with afew of my friends – young parents; we were retrospecting on the biggest challenges of parenting today. It is true that parenting this age is not a joke. Children nowadays know more than they should know and parents have refused to mature up to the task at …
Immunization a proven tool for controlling and eliminating life-threatening infectious diseases and is estimated to avert between two and three million deaths each year. It is one of the most cost-effective health investments, with proven strategies that make it accessible to even the most hard-to-reach and vulnerable populations according to the WHO, but let’s face it saves lives.
A child being vaccinated against polio.
Which Immunizations Children Need?
Because proof of immunization is often a prerequisite for enrollment in school or day care, it is important to keep your children up to date on their vaccines. The benefit of doing so is that your children will be protected from diseases that could cause them serious health problems.
The recommended immunizations for children 0-6 years of age include:
- Hepatitis A
- Hepatitis B
- Measles, mumps, rubella
- Diphtheria, Tetanus, pertussis
- Haemophilus influenzae type B
- Varicella (chickenpox)
- Meningococcal (for certain…
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