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11 Jul 2018 description
report The Global Fund

Kenya is one of the largest implementers of grants supported by the Global Fund partnership.
The country has halted and has begun to reverse the HIV epidemic – a disease that seemed unstoppable just 15 years ago. Similar progress has been made in the prevention and treatment of tuberculosis and malaria.
Strong grass-roots, community-based work including the empowerment of women coupled with a strong partnership between Kenya and international partners has helped bolster the response to these diseases.

11 Jul 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By KALUME KAZUNGU

The Lamu County Health department is targeting at least 21,217 children under the age of five years for polio immunization campaign starting Wednesday.

Speaking during a stakeholders meeting on Tuesday, Health chief officer Said Bwanamkuu said the exercise will end on Sunday.

Apart from Lamu, the campaign will also be conducted in other 11 counties, namely: Garissa, Isiolo, Kajiado, Kiambu, Kitui, Machakos, Mandera, Meru, Nairobi, Tana River and Wajir.

06 Jul 2018 description

The Department for International Development (DFID) leads the UK’s global efforts to end extreme poverty, deliver the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) and tackle a wide range of global development challenges. The UK’s focus and international leadership on economic development is a vital part of Global Britain - harnessing the potential of new trade relationships, creating jobs and channelling investment to the world’s poorest countries. Throughout history, sustained, job-creating growth has played the greatest role in lifting huge numbers of people out of grinding poverty.

05 Jul 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By Stephen Oduor

Victims of flood in Tana River County who have been living in camps for nearly three months say their plight has been forgotten.

Speaking to journalists, the residents, mostly from Charachara, Onkolde and Handaraku camps, said they have gone without food for three months now as the national government and the county governments had stopped supplying them.

02 Jul 2018 description

1 Introduction

A total of 22 participants from Government, various donor agencies, INGOs and the Red Cross movement (annex) attended this half day learning event to reflect on the use of cash in the drought response in Kenya in 2017/18 and consider how cash coordination might be strengthened in future.
This short report brings together the thoughts and reflections from the meeting.

26 Jun 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Isiolo Livestock chief officer says 25 samples tested positive for RVF
  • Meru Livestock chief officer says region is on high alert following the outbreak in Isiolo and is mulling a quarantine in the grazing areas.
  • Tharaka Nithi, Mandera , Lamu, Garissa, Kajiado and Baringo considered at risk of contracting the disease.

By Vivian Jebet and David Muchui

Isiolo veterinary department has closed all slaughterhouses and livestock markets for two weeks following an outbreak of Rift Valley Fever(RVF).

21 Jun 2018 description
report World Vision

Key Messages

• Disaster after disaster:
After months of a devastating drought, many of the same areas have now been inundated with flooding. An estimated 800,000 people have been affected by the flooding countrywide. Even after the floodwater disappears, families who lost livestock and crops during the drought will struggle to rebound as they have no seeds, livestock nor means to earn an income.

20 Jun 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

  • Rift Valley fever a disease that mainly affects livestock.

  • More than 20 goats in the Tana Delta have been affected by the outbreak.

  • Residents have also been encouraged to use mosquito nets.

By STEPHEN ODUOR | RUSHDIE OUDIA

The outbreak of Rift Valley Fever has hit Tana River County leading to a quarantine in Dhidhe Ade.

More than 20 goats in the Tana Delta have been affected by the outbreak.

20 Jun 2018 description
report EastAfrican

By MANASE OTSIALO

In Summary

  • According to Mr Sheikh, the blood samples sent to Kemri last week were taken from patients who complaint of joint pains, had fever and showed signs of bleeding.

  • Results from the research agency based in Nairobi are expected back on Friday.

Mandera County government has sent five human blood samples to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) for testing of a range of diseases.

18 Jun 2018 description

On 8 June 2018, the Ministry of Health (MoH) for Kenya confirmed an outbreak of Rift Valley fever. The first patient was admitted to a hospital in Wajir County in north-eastern Kenya on 2 June with fever, body weakness, and bleeding from the gums and mouth. The patient reported having consumed meat from a sick animal; the patient died the same day. On 4 June, two relatives of the index patient were admitted. Blood samples were collected and sent to the Kenya Medical Research Institute, one of which was confirmed positive for Rift Valley fever on 6 June.

12 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Humanitarian Situation and Needs

  • As of 7 June, 800,000 people have been affected, including 291,171 people displaced and 186 people killed due to heavy rains that continue in parts of the country (Kenya Red Cross Society - KRCS).

  • The displaced are living in camps and host communities as the flood waters water have not receded. They are in several parts of the country.

11 Jun 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

Health Executive Mwanajuma Hiribae said the patients are suspected to have drank contaminated water from a well.

She blamed the recent floods, which affected water supply to Madogo after Kenya Power disconnected electricity, leaving residents drinking contaminated water.

In Mombasa, residents are grappling with a recurrence of dengue fever and chikungunya.

By STEPHEN ODUOR

A man has died of cholera at an isolation centre in Madogo, Tana River, in the latest outbreak of the disease in the county.

11 Jun 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

In Summary

Mandera Director for Veterinary Services Claudio Sortum said no incident had been reported in the county, but the outbreak in Wajir is worrying.

Mr Sortum called on residents in areas bordering Wajir to be on the lookout for signs of the disease, which affects both livestock and humans.

He said the county would set aside an emergency fund to prevent any eventuality.

By MANASE OTSIALO

Mandera is on high alert following the outbreak of Rift Valley Fever, which has claimed four lives in the neighbouring Wajir County.

09 Jun 2018 description
report Kenya Daily Nation

By BRUHAN MAKONG

Wajir County department of Health has banned meat and milk consumption in Eldas and Wajir West sub-counties after an outbreak of Rift Valley fever (RVF).

This is after one of two human samples sent to Kenya Medical Research Institute (Kemri) tested positive for the virus.

Four people have died since the outbreak of the virus that has hit Basir, Eldas sub-county while four others are currently hospitalised.

08 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Highlights

• Over the last weeks, heavy rains have led to significant flooding across 40 out of 47 counties in Kenya, resulting in infrastructure damage and displacing 291,171 people.

• A total of 28,935 severely malnourished children and 64,503 moderately malnourished children were admitted for treatment from 1 January to 30 April 2018.

• Over 123,400 people in flood-affected counties benefitted from temporary access to safe water and 24,400 people from the distribution of NFIs.

07 Jun 2018 description
report UN Children's Fund

Humanitarian situation and needs

• The latest FEWSNET reports indicate a positive food security outlook for most of the country, though the situation remains fragile in counties where agricultural land has been flooded.

• The Kenya Meteorological Department’s climate outlook for June – August is that arid and semi-arid regions of Kenya are likely to remain dry but continued enhanced rainfall is expected in the western highlands, the Lake Victoria Basin and parts of Central Rift Valley (Nakuru, Nyahururu), the coastal strip and Northwestern Kenya.

07 Jun 2018 description

Highlights
- An estimated 800,000 people have been affected by the floods countrywide.
- The death toll from ongoing rainfall and flooding has risen to 186.
- Interventions to assist 592,000 people in 25 counties are ongoing.
- The UN Central Emergency Response Fund has allocated US$5 million for the response.

Situation Overview