On The Nutrition Frontlines in Kenya


The sprawling slum of Mukuru on the eastern edge of Kenya's capital is a world apart from the glassy skyscrapers towering over traffic-clogged city streets. Its estimated 700,000 residents have limited access to essential needs, including toilets, clean water and medical facilities - making the Alice Health Services clinic the only affordable source of advice and aid for many.
Nairobi's Scrappy Clinic That Could

PHOTO ESSAYS: Nairobi's Scrappy Clinic That Could

More than one-third of children in Kenya under the age of five are stunted, or chronically undernourished, which limits their ability to achieve their ...

  • Kenya:  Vaccines, Vitamins and Vegetables - The Nutrition Fight Front Lines

    allAfrica.com, 15 October 2012

    A glossy nutrition pamphlet flies through the clinic's open doorway and hits a pacing rooster head-on. The disgruntled bird stops mid cockle-doodle-doo and struts away. read more »

  • Kenya:  Nutrition Drive Begins in Nairobi

    The Star, 26 September 2012

    PUBLIC Health ministry has called on Kenyans to eat foods rich in micro-nutrients to fight off diseases. Speaking at the launch of the fortification campaign in Nairobi deputy ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Minister Calls On Food Industries to Fortify Products

    The Star, 10 October 2012

    PUBLIC Health minister, Beth Mugo has called on industry players to abide by law and produce enriched food products through fortification. read more »

  • Kenya:  Country Ranked 65th Best Place to Be a Mother

    The Star, 11 May 2012

    A month ago, UN released a "World Happiness" report listing Norway as top in the list of the world's most happy nations. It is therefore hardly surprising that county has yet again ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Prime Minister Endorses War On Malnutrition

    Capital FM, 13 August 2012

    At the end of the 2012 Olympics, Prime Minister Raila Odinga joined other world leaders in endorsing a proposal to prioritise the war on malnutrition ahead of the next games. read more »

  • Kenya:  Nutritionist's Children Plea

    The Star, 7 May 2012

    A nutritionist has urged Loitokitok district residents to take children under five years for malnutrition test. Loitokitok District Nutritionist, James Kamotho said detecting ... read more »

  • Kenya:  Give Fruits to Kids, State Told

    The Star, 1 August 2012

    The government has been urged to include fruits and vegetables in the diet for the students under the school feeding programme. read more »

  • Kenya:  Men and Women Farming Together Can Eradicate Hunger

    Inter Press Service, 1 September 2012

    Three years ago, the residents of the semi-arid Yatta district in Kenya's Eastern Province lived on food aid due to dwindling crops of maize that could not thrive because of the ... read more »

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