Kenya: health within reach of the poorest Health professionals believe that home care has many benefits, especially for people in rural areas Kenya: health within reach of the poorest Health professionals believe that home care has many benefits, especially for people in rural areas

Kenya: health within reach of the poorest Health professionals believe that home care has many benefits, especially for people in rural areas

Kenya: health within reach of the poorest Health professionals believe that home care has many benefits, especially for people in rural areas

In Kenya, a network of health professionals is organizing to facilitate access to care for patients with chronic illnesses.

Faith Wanjiku, a trained auxiliary nurse, trained Petronilla to care for her 85-year-old mother. Teresa Mukhovi suffers from dementia, hypertension and diabetes. Her daughter is now able to monitor her health and thus reduce the costs of hospital visits.

“Bena Care helped me a lot because they brought in nurses from the hospital to train me to care for my mother. I am able to check her blood pressure and blood sugar levels…” says Petronilla.

Naom Monari, realized that it was necessary to support low-income communities and help them access health care easily and at an affordable price. Its social enterprise, Bena Care, helps fight against inequalities in the face of illness by offering preventive care to the most deprived patients. "For five years, we have been working to reduce the cost of healthcare for patients with chronic illnesses by building a vast network of healthcare professionals, and connecting them to patients' homes, so they can providing them with affordable clinical services and care in the comfort of their homes,” says Naom. 

If the patient's medical needs are significant, Benacare nurses can visit them at home every day. These visits can then be spaced out when the patient's condition stabilizes. 

Health professionals, like Ashihundu Khayumbi, believe that home care has many advantages, especially for residents of rural areas: "A patient who is admitted to the city is often accompanied by his family who comes from the countryside. The patient must face hospital bills, while their loved ones have to pay for a hotel stay in town. Patients at home are exempt from these stay and nursing costs. They will only pay the assistant's costs home medical and medication. The patient will also have the opportunity to interact with his loved ones, since he remains at home.

In addition to visits, the Benacare teams have set up an online platform providing access to used health equipment at home, such as hospital beds or even oxygen concentrators.



The Tunisian “Ennahda” denies rumors about the “death” of Ghannouchi in prison

Tunisia - The Tunisian “Ennahda” movement denied rumors about the “death” of its leader, Rashid Ghannouchi, considering it an attempt to “cover up a political failure or distract from the nation’s issues.”

She said, in a statement, on Saturday evening: “Once again, Professor Rashid Ghannouchi, the speaker of the legitimate parliament, and the head of the Ennahda movement, who has been detained for ten months in the coup prisons, is being targeted by spreading a malicious rumor related to his life, to the effect that he died in prison.”

The statement confirmed that Ghannouchi “is fine, steadfast and in prison,” denouncing “the promotion of such rumors and nonsense, and condemning those who stand behind them without moral motive or a deterrent conscience.”

The movement called for “refraining from using the symbolism of the movement’s leader, his militant status, and his special circumstances in any miserable political bets, to cover up a political failure, or to distract from the nation’s issues.”

The movement also warned that “there are calculations or scenarios behind the promotion of these rumors concocted by those who do not want good for the revolution, the people, and the country, or who wish for something bad to happen to the leader of the movement.”

She called on the Tunisian authorities to “deal seriously and not ignore or underestimate these bad goals (and bad deception only befalls those who do it).”

During recent years, social pages have on several occasions promoted false news about Ghannouchi’s health .

The Ennahda Movement also sued a number of local media outlets after they promoted misleading news about Ghannouchi’s “possession” of huge wealth, in addition to his management of an “arms dealer network” in the region.
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