Friends of Buburi blog

International Day of the Midwife

Today is International day of the Midwife. We celebrate by honouring those midwives at Buburi Health Centre who are supporting women and enabling healthy births every day. Together they educate and inform mothers and communities that to ensure a safe birth and a...

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World Immunisation Week

World Immunisation Week aims to promote the use of vaccines to protect people of all ages against disease and to demonstrate how immunisation saves millions of lives. It is also a chance to remind us all how much progress has been made around the world in distributing...

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World Health Day

Friends of Buburi believe that health is a Human Right not a luxury.  We feel strongly that “No one should get sick and die just because they are poor or because they cannot access the health services they need. No one should have to choose between death and financial...

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International Women’s Day

Kenya has its own inspirational women including judges, politicians, scientists and many entrepreneurs and it's great to see that some women are successfully challenging the glass ceiling. Women are being educated to the highest levels however there isn’t a level...

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Get involved in our period poverty project

Many schoolgirls in Buburi will miss school when they have their period because they don’t have access to sanitary products. This is why Friends of Buburi has started a project to provide washable pads to girls in the local community. We already have dozens of women...

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World AIDS Day

With the increased availability of anti retro viral treatment (ART) HIV AIDS is not the death sentence that it once was in sub-Saharan Africa. However there was a whole generation that was decimated by this unrelenting disease. This lost generation are the ones who...

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Antibiotics: Handle with Care

It's World Antibiotic Awareness Week and we all know that antibiotics are used to prevent and treat bacterial infections and we are lucky to have them. But we are learning we should not take them for granted and the world urgently needs to change the way it prescribes...

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Top 10 Things I Loved about Buburi

It's been over two weeks since I returned from my first trip to the clinic in Buburi. Here are the things I loved about my visit there: Seeing how hard the dedicated staff work in sometimes difficult circumstances was inspiring All the beautiful babies - dozens of...

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International Day of Rural Women

We know that in developing countries, rural women represent almost half of the agricultural labour force, and produce, process and prepare much of the food available, thereby giving them primary responsibility for food security. This quite simply means that rural...

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