Data from the ministry shows that since the beginning of the year 1,350 suspected cholera cases have been reported, 72 were confirmed positive through laboratory tests. Nairobi reported 201 suspected cholera cases between February 28 and April 17, of which 52 per cent were male and 42 per cent female. MANAGEMENTLast week, a worker died of the disease at Nairobi Hospital and 54 people were hospitalised. However, on several occasions Kenya’s health system has not been well-prepared to respond to outbreaks. “In public health, a cholera epidemic says a lot about an organisation and the effectiveness of the health system than any sophisticated monitoring and evaluation assessment could uncover,” said Dr Atwoli.
Source: Daily Nation April 19, 2019 20:37 UTC