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Health Cabinet Secretary Dr. Cleopa Mailu Joins Governors under the umbrella Lake Region Economic Block (LREB) during a Health Conference Held at Kisii University Grounds on 29th and 30th March, 2017

Lake Region Economic Block (LREB) Health Conference

Governor Ongwae receives Olympian Hellen Onsando Obiri, the 2016 Rio Summer Olympics Silver medalist

Homecoming of Hellen Obiri

Governor Ongwae addresses county stakeholders during the county ICT consumer forum, Kikao Kikuu, organised by the CAK and Kisii County Government at the Gusii Stadium

ICT Consumer Forum

Governor James Ongwae leads residents of Kisii County in marking the 53rd Madaraka Day Celebrations at the Gusii Stadium

53rd Madaraka day celebrations

Cord leader Raila Odinga (centre) receives a figurine of a giraffe made from soapstone from Kisii Governor James Ongwae and Senator Chris Obure during the launch of the Kisii Entrepreneurship Summit (KES) 2016

KES Launch at Kisii university grounds

Kisii County Governor James Ongwae, Senator Chris Obure and Deputy Governor James Maangi during the launch of Kisii Entrepreneurship Summit 2016 at the Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi

KES Launch at Intercontinental Hotel, Nairobi

Governor James Ongwae joins over 300 doctors drawn from Kisii and Nyamira counties under the umbrella organization Inka medics association (IMA) for dinner

Governor joins Inka Medics Association for dinner

Governor Ongwae scoops gender and disability mainstreaming award

Gender and Disability awards

H.E Governor James Ongwae woos investors in Perth, Australia

H.E Governor James Ongwae woos investors in Perth, Australia

Kisii University Vice Chanchellor Prof. Akama speaks during an e-waste management workshop in a Kisii Hotel

E-waste management workshop

Residents benefit from free medical camp ahead of Lake Region Health Conference

Residents of Tabaka in South Mugirango Sub County are set to benefit from a free medical camp organized by the Kisii County Government in collaboration with doctors from Alabama, USA.

The three day free medical camp was launched by CEC for Health Services Sarah Omache at Nyachenge trading centre in a ceremony graced by area MCA Apepo Ombasa.

Hundreds of residents turned up for the camp where they were screened for various ailments including diabetes, cancer, malaria and HIV. 12 doctors from Outreach Project, a Non Governmental Organisation based in the US, were on hand to treat the patients.

They are led by Bea Reeves and supported by 21 health workers from Kisii County. The team is moving round schools and villages educating residents on the need to change their lifestyles and use clean water.

“This is a community initiative where we work with residents to identify the root causes of disease and try to prevent them. For this reason, we are training them on lifestyle change especially on the need to clean water before drinking. Contaminated water is a major cause of ailments,” said Reeves.

Mrs. Omache thanked the medics for volunteering the help residents saying the County Government would ensure the community approach is replicated in other wards.

“The free medical camp is part of the sideline activities lined up ahead of the Lake Region Health Conference slated for March this year in Kisii County. Each member county is expected to undertake screening for non-communicable diseases as pre-conference activities and their findings will be shared during the conference,” said Mrs. Omache.

13 Counties including Migori, Bomet, Nyamira, Kisumu, Siaya, Busia, Bungoma, Kakamega, Kericho and Trans-Nzoia form the Lake Region Economic Bloc.

On Thursday, the team will move to Giatunda and later Nyatike in the three-day exercise.

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