Why Trachoma remain endemic and main cause of blindness in Turkana

"PREVENTION IS COST EFFECTIVE THAN CURE" Trachoma  is caused by certain subtypes of Chlamydia trachomatis, Trachoma spreads through contact with discharge from the eyes or nose of an infected person  Prevalence in Turkana The prevalence in at least one eye was 42-8% (385 cases). The highest prevalence of active trachoma was in the under age group: 28-7% (43 … Continue reading Why Trachoma remain endemic and main cause of blindness in Turkana

Alcohol and cigarette smoking

Drugs have been use since immemorial but their use have also heightened at current 21st century. Drug abuse is not a strange issue , its common among youths.Abuse of tobacco, alcohol, and illicit drugs is costly to our nation and in costs related to crime, lost work productivity and health care.lifestyle and drug abuse are … Continue reading Alcohol and cigarette smoking

Drought in Turkana 

​Drought and nutrition are linked. The more drought persist the nutrition status of a population deteriorates. In most cases malnutrition rises especially in semi arids areas. Furthermore drought have significant health concerns.   Poor Air Quality  Drought reduces the air quality posed health  risks to the people as result of dry soil dusts and pollen grains … Continue reading Drought in Turkana 

The Importance  of Eegis (Cissus-quadrangularias) 

Eegis is an evergreen Perennial climbing herb with tuberous rootstock, stems quardrangular and succulent, mostly found in the semi-arid part of Kenya e.g Turkana  Common Names  Cactus vine, mbugu-nyama and it's botanical name is Cissus-quadrangularias  Importance  It's a natural medicinal herb that has been used traditional to treat some health conditions  Eegis  extract composition (phytochemical-plant's … Continue reading The Importance  of Eegis (Cissus-quadrangularias) 

Reasons why most people in Turkana uses Asekon(Salvadora-persica) mostly and low cases of oral hygeine diseases are reported

Asekon(Salvadora-persica ) Asekon( toothbrush stick) is obtain from Esekon tree.It’s a well-branched, and evergreen shrub found in the dry and arid regions Turkana. Esekon tree found in most parts of the county is drought resistant and is highly regarded for promoting mouth hygiene. In their daily activities, most residents are often armed with esekon toothbrushes … Continue reading Reasons why most people in Turkana uses Asekon(Salvadora-persica) mostly and low cases of oral hygeine diseases are reported