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The collaborative group found that when polio is eradicated in a population, they could safely swap to killed vaccine and be protected against recurrent epidemics. Cuba has been freed from polio since 1963, but continues with mass immunization campaigns.

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This has been made potential via the substantial authorities subsidies to therapy. This was comparable to the levels in lots of European nations and allegedly the best in Latin America.

The report highlights the dilapidated situations of some hospitals which might be accessible to common Cubans by pointing to the bleak situations of hospital rooms and the filthy conditions of the amenities. The report additionally addressed the quality of care obtainable to Cubans by arguing that affected person neglect was a typical phenomenon. Finally, in discussing the toddler mortality price, the report highlights the federal government’s alleged efforts to promote abortions of doubtless infirm fetuses and different alleged government efforts to manipulate the rate.

The total conclusion was that lots of the options identified wouldn’t have occurred had there not been an apparent commitment to well being provision demonstrated by the protection and proportion of the finances given the well being care. The concern of the effectiveness of the Cuban well being system is politically polarized. According to William Ventres in his evaluation of 5 books about Cuba’s medical system (including one by Katherine Hirschfeld; see below), it’s “difficult to make sense of the reality of Cuban health care.”

Furthermore, the U.S. authorities licensed greater than $227 million in humanitarian donations of medicines and medical supplies to Cuba between 1993 and 1997. There are other elements beside the embargo explaining the shortage of imports, specifically Cuba’s lack of hard forex.

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As of 2009, Cuba had $forty seven.08 billion in revenues and $50.34 billion in expenditures with 34.6% of GDP in public debt, an account stability of $513 million and $four.647 billion in reserves of international trade and gold. Government spending is around sixty seven p.c of GDP and public debt is around 35 % of the domestic economy.

However, other sources recommend that those with such ailments lack medicines. It can be instructed that in some circumstances the native non-dollar stocks have been shipped abroad. Hirschfeld concludes that “Cuba’s health indicators are at least in some circumstances obtained by imposing important prices on the Cuban population – prices that Cuban residents are powerless to articulate or protest, and international researchers unable to empirically investigate.” Margaret Chan, former director of the World Health Organization, really helpful different nations follow Cuba’s instance in well being care. By far the largest difference was the ratio of medical doctors per individual.

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An article in Canadian newspaper National Post, based upon interviews of Cubans, finds that in reality even the most typical pharmaceutical gadgets, similar to aspirin and antibiotics are conspicuously absent or only out there on the black market. Patients must purchase their very own sutures on the black market and provide bedsheets and food for extended hospital stays. The Cuban authorities blames the shortages on the embargo and states that these with extra extreme persistent diseases obtain medicines.

In April 2007, the Cuba IPV Study Collaborative Group reported within the New England Journal of Medicine that inactivated poliovirus vaccine was efficient in vaccinating youngsters in tropical circumstances. The Collaborative Group consisted of the Cuban Ministry of Public Health, Kourí Institute, U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Pan American Health Organization, and the World Health Organization. This is important as a result of international locations with excessive incidence of polio at the moment are using stay oral poliovirus vaccine. When polio is eliminated in a rustic, they have to cease using the reside vaccine, as a result of it has a slight risk of reverting to the harmful type of polio.

In Cuba it was one doctor per one hundred seventy five folks, in the UK the figure was one physician per 600 people. There seemed to be little proof of a divide between the prevention/proactive response and the disease administration/reactive response inside Cuban healthcare. The Parliament of the United Kingdom also drew up an analysis of the important thing options of Cuba’s healthcare system, drawing comparisons with the state funded National Health Service .

Those with dollars can simply purchase medicines and meals in Cuba from Latin America and Canada. Cuba defaulted on its debt to Western banks in 1986 and lacks entry to the worldwide credit score system to be able to get foreign foreign money. In addition, the collapse of the Soviet Union brought cuban girls on the lack of a number of billions of dollars in yearly subsidies and overnight required hard forex for all imports. Loss of Soviet subsidies introduced food shortages to Cuba within the early 1990s.

According to the UNAIDS report of 2003 there were an estimated 3,300 Cubans residing with HIV/AIDS (approx zero.05% of the population). In the mid-Nineteen Eighties, when little was known in regards to the virus, Cuba compulsorily tested thousands of its citizens for HIV. Those who examined positive have been taken to Los Cocos and were not allowed to leave. The policy drew criticism from the United Nations and was discontinued in the Nineteen Nineties. Since 1996 Cuba started the manufacturing of generic anti-retroviral drugs lowering the costs to well under that of developing countries.

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The famine in the course of the Special Period was caused by an authoritarian regime that denied people the meals to which they had been entitled when the public food distribution collapsed; precedence was given to the elite courses and the military. The regime did not settle for donations of meals, medicines and money from the US till 1993. by promoting the health publicity campaigns, health training, common medical examinations, basic vaccinations and other measures to stop the outbreak of disease.

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In 1986, Cuba had 219 doctors per a hundred,000 individuals (in contrast with 423.7 doctors in the Soviet Union, which had probably the most doctors amongst industrialized international locations). In 2005, Cuba had 627 physicians and ninety four dentists per 100,000 population. That year the United States had 225 physicians and 54 dentists per one hundred,000 inhabitants; the Central American isthmus had 123 physicians and 30 dentists per one hundred,000. As of 2005, Cuba became the world chief within the ratio of doctors to inhabitants with 67 docs per 10,000 population as compared with forty three in the Russian Federation and 24 in the United States. The US authorities states that since 1992, 36 out of 39 license requests from U.S. firms and their subsidiaries for gross sales of medical objects to Cuba have been accredited.

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Governor Kihika mourns Lawyer Kiplenge

Governor Kihika said Kiplenge will be remembered as a soft-spoken but sharp lawyer who diligently undertook his assignments.

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Juma Kiplenge

Nakuru Governor Susan Kihika has sent a message of condolence to the family, friends and relatives of advocate, Juma Kiplenge.

In her message, Governor Kihika said Kiplenge will be remembered as a soft-spoken but sharp lawyer who diligently undertook his assignments.

“His passing on has robbed Nakuru of a son who purposed to right wrongs and conscientiously represented his clients,” she stated in her message.

She added that the firebrand lawyer will especially be remembered for his role in advocating for the rights of the marginalized Ogiek community.

Juma passed away on Friday, October 7, 2022, while undergoing treatment at a hospital in Nairobi following a short illness.

The body has since been transferred to Umash Funeral Home in Nakuru awaiting burial on Friday, October 14.

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List of newly elected MCAs in Nakuru County

The following are the Nakuru County elected MCAs following the 9th August General elections. The United Democratic Alliance party (UDA) got the most number of seats at 39

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The new County Asssembly of Nakuru chambers

The following are the Nakuru County elected MCAs following the 9th August General elections. The United Democratic Alliance party (UDA) got the most number of seats at 39. The Jubilee party managed 6 seats, while the Safina party won 1 seat. Seven of the MCAs were elected as independent candidates. Out of the 55 elected MCAs, 8 are women.

Naivasha Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. Maiella – Gituku Jane Wanjiru (UDA)
  2. 2. Naivasha East – Stanley Karanja (UDA)
  3. 3. Maai Mahiu – Eliud Kamau Chege (UDA)
  4. 4. Biashara – Elijah Mwaura (UDA)
  5. 5. Viwandani – Mwangi Muraya (UDA)
  6. 6. Lakeview – Alex Mbugua (UDA)
  7. 7. Hellsgate – Virginia Gichanga (Jubilee)
  8. 8. Ol’Karia – Peter Wanjala Palang’a (ODM)

Gilgil Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. 9. Gilgil – Rose Njoroge (UDA)
  2. 10. Malewa – Francis Mungai Kuria (UDA)
  3. 11. Eburru Baruk – Michael Gathanwa (UDA)
  4. 12. Elementaita – George Nene (Safina)
  5. 13. Morendat – Peter Njoroge (UDA)

Subukia Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. 14. Subukia – Isabella Makori (UDA)
  2. 15. Waseges – Elijah Murage (Independent)
  3. 16. Kabazi – George Talam (UDA)

Bahati Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. 17. Bahati – Grace Mwathi (UDA)
  2. 18. Kabatini – Leah Ng’ang’a (Independent)
  3. 19. Kiamaina – Paul Waweru Warege (Ka Wambui) (UDA)
  4. 20. Dundori – James Gathuita Mwangi (UDA)
  5. 21. Lanet Umoja -Mwangi Ngarama (UDA)

Nakuru Town East Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. 22. Nakuru East – Anthony Kamau (UDA)
  2. 23. Menengai – Wilson Mwangi (Jubilee)
  3. 24. Flamingo – David Kihumba Muraya (Independent)
  4. 25. Biashara – Fadhili Msuri (UDA)
  5. 26. Kivumbini – Neto Sakwa Alukutsa (Independent)

Nakuru Town West Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. 27. Rhoda – John Macharia (UDA)
  2. 28. London – Benard Gattuso (Jubilee)
  3. 29. Barut – Ben Kirui (UDA)
  4. 30. Kapkures – Robert Ruto (UDA)
  5. 31. Kaptembwa – Peter Kanjwang’ (ODM)
  6. 32. Shabaab – Macharia Wathiai (UDA)

Rongai Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. 33.Solai – Nixon Morogo (Independent)
  2. 34. Soin – Ellibas Naburuki (Degualle) (UDA)
  3. 35. Mosop – Dr. Alex Lang’at (UDA)
  4. 36. Menengai West – Isaac Kiptisya Rottok (UDA)
  5. 37. Visoi – Hellen Chemutai (UDA)

Njoro Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. 38. Njoro – Hezy Ndung’u (Independent)
  2. 39. Nessuit – Samuel Tonui (UDA)
  3. 40. Mauche – Moses Koros (UDA)
  4. 41. Mau Narok – Cyrus Dida (UDA)
  5. 42. Kihingo – Simon Kamau Karanja (Jubilee)
  6. 43. Lare – Phillip Wanjohi (Jubilee)

Molo Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. 44. Molo – Joseph Ngware (UDA)
  2. 45. Marioshoni – Ben Lang’at (UDA)
  3. 46. Elburgon – David Njuguna (Independent)
  4. 47. Turi – John Mwangi Macharia (Jubilee)

Kuresoi South Constituency MCAs 2022

  1. 48. Keringet – William Mutai (UDA)
  2. 49. Tinet – Paul Lang’at Alvin (Drilit) (UDA)
  3. 51. Kiptangich – Rose Mutai (UDA)
  4. 52. Amalo – Robert Lang’at (UDA)

Kuresoi North Constituency UDA MCA nominees

  1. 53. Sirikwa – Emmanuel Lang’at (UDA)
  2. 54. Kamara – Joseph Kipng’etich (Chemutwet) (UDA)
  3. 55. Kiptororo – Alex Bor (Kipyek) (UDA)


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Nakuru to host World Bee Day celebrations

The Apimondia Regional Commission (ARC) President, Mr David Mukomana, in a statement, said the three-day program will include technical tours to see beekeeping within Nakuru County and any other areas, exhibitions, seminars and the actual celebrations.

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Bees on a honey comb

Nakuru City will this year host the Regional World Bee Day (WBD) celebrations from the 18th – to the 20th of May 2022.

The yearly event is commemorated to raise awareness about the importance of bees and other pollinators for humanity in food security, global hunger eradication, and environmental and biodiversity conservation.

Under the theme; “Bee engaged: Celebrating the contribution of bees to the environment, food security and income generation to mankind.”

The forum will share knowledge from across the world, and draw the attention of the public and decision-makers to the importance of protecting bees as well as halting the further loss of biodiversity and degradation of ecosystems following the Paris Agreement.

FAO estimates that bees contribute to the pollination of food worth between $ 235 and $ 580 billion every year and that their decline continues to strain food systems.

Intensive farming practices, excessive use of agrochemicals, habitat loss, and adverse effects of climate among other issues have been identified as key hindrances causing the depopulation of bees and loss of colonies.

With such challenges, there is a need to come up with solutions that are resistive to the increasing bee population globally.

According to FAO, Kenya ranks third in Africa after Tanzania which is the largest producer of honey and produces approximately 31,405 tonnes annually while Angola ranks second producing about 23,500 tonnes annually.

As of 2020, Kenya’s production of honey was at 17,801 tonnes, up from 13,877 tonnes the previous year, this is a change of 28.28%.

Speaking during a past apiculture stakeholders’ workshop, State Department for Livestock Production Principal Secretary, Mr Harry Kimtai, expressed concern that new pests and farm pesticides have hit colonies hard.

“We’re collaborating with devolved units to halt the alarming depletion of bee colonies. Bee colony multiplication initiatives include capacity building, beekeeping equipment distribution, and bee bulking,” revealed PS Kimtai.

Despite the potential of honey production and the benefits of apicultural activity, very little income accrues from the activity.

The government in its progress, in the Big Four Agenda on 100% food and nutrition security, is committed to enhancing honey production from 25,000 tonnes to 38,000 tonnes by the year 2022.

Beekeeping offers an alternative source of livelihood and protects biodiversity and should ideally be established away from human interaction with enough bee forage and all-year-round availability of water to provide favourable conditions for beekeeping.

Nakuru County Executive Committee Member for Agriculture, Livestock and Fisheries, Dr Immaculate Maina, says that, ‘’bees have become increasingly endangered with one million species facing extinction. Thus, beekeeping should be embraced as an alternative environmentally friendly income-earning enterprise.”

‘’We hope that by hosting this event, we will be able to proactively assist in the opening up of our county by giving marketing opportunities and investment prospects in the apiculture industry,” Dr Maina noted.

“We also anticipate important topics discussed during the three-day forum, such as the role of women in the sector as those most affected by climate change, solutions to save our bee species from extinction, and how we can continue to rely on pollinators to save us from the current climate crisis,” she concluded.

Acting CEO of the Apiculture Platform of Kenya (APK), Mr Frederick Otieno Odera, says that beekeeping has significant potential in Africa to improve rural incomes and diversify livelihoods.

“We hope the commemoration of the National World Bee Day will showcase new technologies and sustainable measures from across the world in the apiculture industry and provide sustainable solutions to save our bees in the current climate crisis,” said Otieno.

The Apimondia Regional Commission (ARC) President, Mr David Mukomana, in a statement, said the three-day program will include technical tours to see beekeeping within Nakuru County and any other areas, exhibitions, seminars and the actual celebrations.

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