In July 2019 CHASE Africa started working with a new Kenyan partner – Kalyet Afya Foundation (KAF). KAF is is based in Molo sub-county at the Sachangwan Highway Medical Clinic. They have much experience in healthcare and now, with CHASE Africa’s help have started running mobile clinics bringing healthcare and family to nearby communities.
KAF undertook their first three mobile clinics in Molo and Kuresoi North sub-counties. These first clinics were well attended because trained KAF Community Health Volunteers (CHVs) visited communities before the arrival of the clinics. Many of those who came for family planning servies were receiving them for the first time.
The CHVs were responsible for:
- Mobilising community members – including meeting with community leaders to encourage them to tell their people about the clinics.
- Distributing posters to various churches and stick them in strategic places.
- Assisting in report writing.
- Assisting in referring those members in community who may need referral.
- Dispensing condoms during outreach clinics.
Response to the clinics has been overwhelmingly positive:
“I am always busy at work from Monday to Friday and l do not get the time to travel to Molo for FP service, when I heard about this clinic I prioritised to attend as it was next to my work place, Thanks Kalyet for bring the service next door please come again.”
And from the area chief in Mwangi Michuki: “Thanks, Kalyet the members of the community have been helped by getting medical services at the door steps.”