Saturday, April 12, 2014

we want to thank one of our medical student Johannes Mehne who travel from Germany to come and to his medical electives at Arrow web Hospital, for the last weeks we have really enjoyed having you.Already our staff says they are missing you. we say thanks

Thursday, April 10, 2014

The New look of Arrow web hospital,Thaks to Cynthia Malow from New York USA which sent the funds to do renovations.The renovations is already done.Standing with me is Jonice Word a volunteer from Boston USA who has been with us for the last 4 months.we really appreciate her work at Arrow web Hospital.

Today Arrow web hospital received medical supplies from our volunteers from the United Kingdom -uk.thanks to Lynn. Who organize this and make sure it reaches the hospital. The hospital did not pay anything to the. Shipping company Lynn was take care of everything thanks u ones again Lynn

Thursday, March 27, 2014

One of our volunteer from London Lynn Robinson donated 20 boxs of medical gloves and we just want to say thanks very much. and I would very much like to thank Paul Mwendwa for delivering gloves to Arrow Web Hospital Nairobi today, and to thank all those who have kindly donated money making it possible for me to buy them for the hospital.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Challenges to immunization Programs

There is little doubt that global efforts to increase vaccination coverage levels among children in developing countries have been effective at increasing the number of children receiving vaccines as well as the number of children who get sick from these preventable diseases. The most recent and perhaps most dramatic example of such success comes from recent efforts to immunize children against measles in Africa. Measles deaths in Africa decreased by about 90% from 2000-2006 following widespread immunization from the vaccines. Widespread adoption of the measles vaccine is perhaps one of the most notable, and I would argue, most under appreciated successes of global health during the past decade.

 Vaccine preventable diseases remain major killers of children throughout Africa, despite many decades of efforts to immunize children against these diseases.

Child Welfare Clinic

Why are Childhood Vaccines So Important?
  • It's true that newborn babies are immune to many diseases because they have antibodies they got from their mothers. However, the duration of this immunity may last only a month to about a year. Further, young children do not have maternal immun

    ity against some vaccine-preventable diseases, such as whooping cough.
  • If a child is not vaccinated and is exposed to a disease germ, the child's body may not be strong enough to fight the disease. Before vaccines, many children died from diseases that vaccines now prevent, such as whooping cough, measles, and polio. Those same germs exist today, but babies are now protected by vaccines, so we do not see these diseases as often.
  • Immunizing individual children also helps to protect the health of our community, especially those people who are not immunized. People who are not immunized include those who are too young to be vaccinated (e.g., children less than a year old cannot receive the measles vaccine but can be infected by the measles virus), those who cannot be vaccinated for medical reasons (e.g., children with leukemia), and those who cannot make an adequate response to vaccination. Also protected, therefore, are people who received a vaccine, but who have not developed immunity. In addition, people who are sick will be less likely to be exposed to disease germs that can be passed around by unvaccinated children. Immunization also slows down or stops disease outbreaks.

Why are children dying?
More than 30 million children are unimmunized either because vaccines are unavailable, because health services are poorly provided or inaccessible, or because families are uninformed or misinformed about when and why to bring their children for immunization.Pneumonia, diarrhoea, malaria, measles, HIV/AIDS and malnutrition are the primary killers of children in the developing world. These children die because they are poor, they do not have access to routine immunization or health services, their diets lack sufficient vitamin A and other essential micronutrients, and they live in circumstances that allow pathogens (disease-causing organisms) to thrive.
The possibility that children will become seriously ill or die depends largely on whether their immune systems can fight off infections. Malnutrition, combined with unsanitary or crowded conditions, makes them extremely vulnerable. Measles, for instance, rarely kills in industrial countries but can cause up to 40 per cent mortality among infected children in dire and overcrowded situations which may occur following earthquakes, floods or when populations are displaced by conflict.
A variety of pathogens – bacteria, viruses and parasites – are responsible for the major childhood diseases. Bacteria causes tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis and tuberculosis. Viruses cause polio and measles. A single-celled parasite causes malaria.

Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Internship Volunteer Work in Kenya

We appreciate the work of our volunteers. Here in picture our volunteer from Berlin Germany.

People have many reasons for doing volunteer work in Africa. Many want to help others and some are looking for ways to be involved or to make the world a better place. Desires for activism, community building, and self-exploration can also be fulfilled through volunteering.
People who volunteer in Africa get the opportunity of learning about the rich culture of Africa and the unique hospitality of

Africans since they stay with host families and are treated as members of the family and not just traditional tourists. Our culture includes the kind of food we eat and the dresses we wear, our traditional methods of farming, marriage, herbal medicines, our traditional beliefs, fears, dreams and hopes. Volunteers get the opportunity of adopting a whole or part of a new culture that will benefit them in the area of personal growth and learning new ways to live on our vulnerable planet.
Volunteering in Africa may enable you have a cross-cultural exposure and responsible in community health, Education including taking part in initiatives that minimize the adverse effects of illhealth on the natural environment, and enhancing the cultural integrity of local people.  Therefore, in addition to evaluation environmental and cultural factors, the initiatives promote recycling, energy efficiency, water reuse, and the creation of economic opportunities for local communities. 

An internship is a structured work experience that is linked academically. Internships may be part-time or full-time. Students can do internships during the summer, winter term, or even during the academic year. Internships are valuable opportunities to relate your academic studies to the world of work. Internships allow students to gain hands on experience. Internships allow students to test their assumptions about workplaces and their own skills and values. An internship can help you to: Put to use skills you have acquired, develop new skills, and identify areas for further development; Discover how your academic preparation and theories you have learned in classes apply to a work setting; Gather information about career areas that are of interest to you. Internships are a critical component of career exploration. Internship may help you discover whether or not you really would like to pursue a career in a given field. Internships can also help you build a network of professionals to whom you can turn for advice about future career opportunities; Gain valuable work experience. More and more employers look for internship experience when hiring for entry-level positions. An internship is a structured work experience that is linked academically. Internships may be part-time or full-time. Students can do internships during the summer, winter term, or even during the academic year.