A day clinic in Alfega, Kenya
We work through partners in Kenya and Uganda, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, to support community-led initiatives in fragile rural environments where there is very limited access to primary health services. They do this through:
Door to Door
Our partners work alongside the Ministry of Health, to recruit, train and manage a network of passionate, local Community Health Workers. These CHWs provide primary health education in the privacy of people’s homes to create awareness and demand for life-saving health services such as vaccinations, maternal and new-born care and family planning. CHWs can also refer community members to local health service providers or request for a backpack nurse to visit the community. In some instances these CHWs engage with people about broader ecological and social issues that impact the community’s overall wellbeing.
Giving children de-worming tablets
Where CHWs have requested a backpack nurse to attend a household, he/she can provide immunisations, cervical cancer screenings, antenatal/postnatal care and family planning services.
Our partners identify areas where communities have limited access to health facilities. With our funding, our partners organise mobile outreach clinics in the rural communities we work in and employ Ministry of Health clinicians to provide a range of primary health services. These include HIV counselling and testing, immunisations, nutrition screening, treatment for malaria, diarrhoea, respiratory infections, skin complaints, worms, some cancer screening and referrals.