The impact of food availability in the household on the food security status of children under five years in Usigu division, Bondo district

To determine the association between household food availability and food security of children below five years of age. The methods of data collection included, structured questionnaires, participant observations, focus group discussions and key informants. Data was analysed qualitatively and quantitatively, through critical descriptions, percentage tables and cross-tabulations. Majority of the respondents produced their own food from their farms rather than purchasing it from the markets. Respondents who combined livestock rearing with farming i.e.

Performance of community-based animal health workers in the delivery of livestock health services

Since the liberalization of animal health services in Kenya in the early 1990s, community-based animal health workers (CBAHWs) have become an important alternative animal health delivery channel in the country's marginal areas. However, professional veterinary practitioners have questioned the effectiveness of CBAHW programmes in animal health service delivery in Kenya. This is partly due to lack of information about their performance and partly because CBAHW programmes were implemented before the necessary changes in the existing legal, policy and institutional frameworks had been made.

Factors influencing utilization of health services in Kenya: the case of Homa Bay County

Kenya's form of governance has moved gradually from centralized systems of the 1960s, 70s and 80s to more democratic and decentralized forms. However, challenges still remain for provision of health services to the citizens.

Factors influencing utilization of health services in Kenya: the case of Homa Bay County

Kenya's form of governance has moved gradually from centralized systems of the 1960s, 70s and 80s to more democratic and decentralized forms. However, challenges still remain for provision of health services to the citizens.

Influence of cattle rustling on provision of quality education in public secondary schools in Samburu East District, Samburu County, Kenya

Education is considered as one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty, give people opportunity to improve their lives and raise their voice, improve their health, productivity and fosters participation in civil society. The purpose of this study was to investigate the influence of cattle rustling on quality of education in public secondary schools in Samburu East District, Samburu County, Kenya. The study sought to determine how cattle rustling affect academic performance in public secondary schools and syllabus coverage in these secondary schools.

Subsidized secondary Education and Secondary School enrolment and attendance in conflict-prone areas: A Case Of Kerio Valley in Elgeyo-Marakwet County

Like in many African countries, access to secondary education in Kenya has been a challenge primarily due to cost of schooling. In response, the Kenyan Government introduced subsidized secondary education in 2008 to ensure that all qualified children access secondary education regardless of their socio-economic backgrounds.

Performance of community-based animal health workers in the delivery of livestock health services

Since the liberalization of animal health services in Kenya in the early 1990s, community-based animal health workers (CBAHWs) have become an important alternative animal health delivery channel in the country's marginal areas. However, professional veterinary practitioners have questioned the effectiveness of CBAHW programmes in animal health service delivery in Kenya. This is partly due to lack of information about their performance and partly because CBAHW programmes were implemented before the necessary changes in the existing legal, policy and institutional frameworks had been made.

The determinants of accessibility to water in Secondary Schools in Kajiado County, Kenya

Water access is crucial for socio economic development. Water is life and a right of every citizen. The access to water is still a great challenge to the government especially in arid and semi- arid areas. The MDGs which had a target of halve the population to have access to water by 2015 has so far been affected by various challenges in meeting its goals. The post millennium development goals had to be set up to ensure areas which MDGs did not meet are addressed to.

Health system challenges to integration of mental health delivery in primary care in Kenya- perspectives of primary care health workers

Abstract Background Health system weaknesses in Africa are broadly well known, constraining progress on reducing the burden of both communicable and non-communicable disease (Afr Health Monitor, Special issue, 2011, 14-24), and the key challenges in leadership, governance, health workforce, medical products, vaccines and technologies, information, finance and service delivery have been well described (Int Arch Med, 2008, 1:27).

Cattle, goats, sheep and camel production on the range: the Kenya experience

A discussion. Rangelands sustain about 76% of the total population of cattle, goats, sheep and camels in Kenya. The animals are owned mostly by nomads. The main activity in the region, pastoralism, is sustainable through the indigenous stock and is capable of meeting the food and social obligations of the community beside providing surplus for sale. Ruminants (and breeds) used in rangeland production in pastoral or ranching systems are Somali, Rendille and Turkana camels, Maasai and Boran cattle, Galla, Maasai and Turkana goats, and Maasai, Somali and Turkana sheep.

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