Kenya

Relationship between morbidity potentially attributable to air pollution and gender in Kibera, Kenya.

The relationship between gender and symptoms and conditions potentially aggravated by air pollution is explored amongst school-age children seen during a screening clinic in Kibera, an informal settlement of Nairobi, Kenya. The interim results of this study finds female children had an estimated odd-ratio of 2.23 (95% confidence interval 1.17 to 4.39) of having potentially air-pollution related conditions or symptoms (such as cough, asthma or eye irritation) compared to male children.

Spur Afrika Mobile Clinics 2020

SpurAfrika mobile clinic report, 2020 (interim).Spur Afrika mobile clinics were held in January 2020, seeing children from several schools in Kibera, Kenya, and children sponsored by the Spur Afrika Elimsha program. Health activities included medical and dental checks, dental hygiene education and medication education. 885 children were seen, ranging in ages from seven to eighteen years, but mostly in the ten to fourteen year age group.