Red Cross sends med­i­cal teams to malaria-hit re­gions in N. Rift

Daily Nation (Kenya) - - COUNTY NEWS - — Barn­abas Bii

Kenya Red Cross So­ci­ety has de­ployed med­i­cal ex­perts to North Rift coun­ties hit by malaria as many pa­tients seek herbal treat­ment due to the on­go­ing nurses’ strike. The so­ci­ety has posted clin­i­cians, nurses, nu­tri­tion­ists and pub­lic health of­fi­cials to Ti­aty in Baringo and parts of Turkana County where the dis­ease has claimed more than 10 lives in two weeks.

Ac­cord­ing to Dr Robert Bett, the so­ci­ety do­nated 2,000 rapid di­ag­nos­tic kits and drugs to deal with emer­gen­cies in coun­ties hit by the out­break. “Our outreach team has de­volved a multi-sec­to­rial ap­proach to con­tain the dis­ease but lack of func­tional hospi­tals and in­ad­e­quate re­sources re­main the main chal­lenges,” he said on the phone.

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