Ouma Onyango is a medical reporter based in Nairobi, Kenya. Reporting breaking medical news, health consumption and health-related science. His signature weekly piece, Talk Health on Kenyatta University television (KUTV) keeps consumers informed on how to ensure the best medical care for themselves and their families. With his experience of more than 4 years in Health reporting on top of his medical background, and numerous training in investigative pieces, he is able to deliver quality well done and researched pieces on time.
Since The Beginning Of The Epidemic, More Than 70 Million People Have Been Infected With The Hiv Virus And About 35 Million People Have Died Of Hiv.Sub-Saharan Africa Remains The Most Severely Affected, With Nearly 1 In Every 25 Adults Living With Hiv And Accounting For Nearly Two-Thirds Of The People Living With Hiv Worldwide, This is according to statistics released by World Health Organization in 2016. In This Week’s Talk Health, Our Health Reporter Ouma Onyango Brings Us Two Tales Of Love, Betrayal, And Courage from Renny Mbori, Her Husband Martin Oyotto And University Student Kimutai Kemboi Who Have Beat All Odds And Now Are Fighting Stigma While Also Championing For Disclosure In Relationships
Health Experts Have Raised An Alarm Over Increasing Cases Of Premature Babies In Kenya. Figures From The Ministry Of Health Indicating That Of The 1.5 Million Live-Births In Kenya Annually, 188 Thousand Are Of Babies Born Too Soon Translating To One Out Of Every Eight Children Born Being Premature...In This Week’s Talk Health, Our Health Reporter Ouma Onyango Delve Into This Matter And Brings us The Following Report.
Breaking a bone is an injury that happens to people of all ages. Some types of bone breaks, or fractures, are more common among children. Others occur more among adults or seniors. One of them being elbow fracture which when not treated may lead to a deformity known as gun stock. Our health reporter Ouma Onyango with more in this week’s talk health
Microcephaly Is A Medical Condition In Which The Brain Does Not Develop Properly Resulting In A Smaller Than Normal Head. This Is A Condition That Nancy Kimani, A Mother Of 5, Has Had To Contend With After She Gave Birth To Two Kids With The Same Challenge. Her Second Last Born Is Also Suffering From A Different Condition Altogether. Our Reporter Ouma Onyango Tells Us More
Medical Ignorance And Misdiagnosis Has Left A Family With A Boy And Girl Aged 14 And 8 Respectively With Extensive Brain Damages Leading To Severe Intellectual Impairment And Full Dependence. Our Health Reporter Oumah Onyango Files Us The Following Report Highlighting The Struggles Of This Family, One Of The Many, In Kenyan Medicare And Their Daily Struggles Amidst Serious Strain And Pain.
Postpartum Hemorrhage, Or Excessive Bleeding During Child Birth Is A Leading Cause Of Maternal Deaths In East Africa Claiming About 130,000 Women Every Year But Anne Mulinge`s Conviction To Reduce Maternal Deaths Has Driven Her To Champion A Simple Device Called The Uterine Balloon Tamponade, Or Ubt That Consists Of A Condom, Catheter And Syringe....Our Health Reporter Ouma Onyango Visited Kasarani Nursing Home And Files Us The Following Report In This Weeks Talk Health...
There’s A Kind Of Beauty In Imperfection, So The Saying Goes. But For Most Women Perfect Looks Are More Consequential For Them. For Others Though, The Story Is Different As These Either Have To Credit Themselves Or Remain Insignificant Before Other People. But For Wangui Njee And Julie Nasuju Who Are Both Living With Vitiligo A Skin Disorder, They Have Defied Odds To Excel In A Society Where Their Condition Is Stigmatized. Oumah Onyango Reports
Have You Ever Wondered How Children Diagnosed With Cancer Cope With The Burden Of Illness And The Long Periods In Hospitals? In This Week’s Talk Health Segment, Our Health Reporter Oumah Onyango Delves Into The Issue And Brings Us An Insght Into The Life Of A Six Year Old Child Recently Diagnosed With A Type Of Cancer Manifesting Itself In The Fallopian Tube And Uterus As She Starts Her Gruesome Chemotherapy Journey
The Hype That Was Caused By The Onset Of The Standard Gauge Railway Was Immense. With The Positive Effects It Has On The Kenyan Economy, The Government Is Set To Complete The Second Phase Of The Standard Gauge Railway From Nairobi To Naivasha. But One Year Down The Line, A Substantial Number Of Kenyans Have Not Yet Had The Opportunity To Indulge In Its Convinience In Terms Of Travel And Comfort. Ouma Onyango Had The Chance To Trevel The Sgr Way And Files The Following Report
Technology Is Set To Be The Next Front In Medicine. With The Introduction Of TeleMedicine In Kenya By A Few Organizations Which Allows Patients In Remote Areas Of Kenya To Interact With Specialists In Major Hospitals Via Video Conferencing Making Primary Healthcare Easily Accessible To Everyone Even From The Most Remote Locations Like Dadaab. In His Journey Around The World Of Medicine, Our Health Reporter Ouma Onyango Puts This Into Perspective And Explores How Technology Can Be Exploited To Help Achieve One Of The Big 4 Agenda...Universal Health Coverage