Author Archives: ramisobhy

February 05


EMCT (Eliminate Mother to Child Transmission) is a huge effort to prevent the transmission of HIV from a HIV+ mother to her baby during the delivery or the breast feeding. 6 months of close monitoring and full support for 35 children and I was lucky to witness that day. We started the day by the […]

January 21

Reproductive health for school kids

Below are some figures that may clear the reproductive health in Kenya: Women Under Age 20 Whose Most Recent Birth Was an Unintended Pregnancy reaching 47% Women Under Age 20 Whose Most Recent Birth Was Not Delivered by a Skilled Attendant are 52% Women Ages 20-24 Living With HIV are 6% Source: Kenya Demographic and […]

January 21

IRS (Indoor Residual Spraying)

In Bar Sauri where I work the percentage of malaria reaches up to 60%,. There are two ways to fight malaria: treatment and prevention. Indoor Residual Spraying is one of the most important way to prevent against malaria. Previous history indicates that IRS and distribution of bed nets decreased the malaria cases from 60% to 8%. I […]

November 20

Number Ones and Number Twos !!!

There is things in our life that we take it for granted; palatable water and toilets are among those. On 19 of November we celebrate check: I was astonished when I discovered that in some areas like Sauri- Kenya, the percentage of pit latrines/toilets do not exceed 15 percent Among 1564 households there is only […]

September 19

Reflections in front of a grave!!!

Arabic Version: على بعد الاف الاميال من عائلتى سائرا على طريق ترابي وسط هطول الامطار التى لا تتوقف، تسائلت ما الذى افعله هنا. حتي بدا الكوخ الطينى الصغير يلوح بين الاحراش. فهنا سنقوم بالفحص التشريحى. ابتسمت الام و هى تشد على ايدينا و اشارت على بقعة صغيرة فى الارض قرب قدمى و قالت هنا دفنت […]

August 25

First week with MVP-Sauri

It is a long way to go but all journeys start by the first step. So my first step is to listen, see and understand actually everything!!! This is what we call it GEMBA walks or simply “be there” Therefore, I spend most of my first week in the field (Sauri area) Sauri, which is about 30 […]

August 20

How can we start a friendship?

“I am looking for friends. What does that mean — tame?” “It is an act too often neglected,” said the fox. “It means to establish ties.” “To establish ties?” “Just that,” said the fox. “To me, you are still nothing more than a little boy who is just like a hundred thousand other little boys. […]

July 22

Before starting!!!

Finally, I manage to get my Visa and I will start my mission on 13th of August. Cannot wait to start !!! The only thing that I will miss is my little angel 🙂