Our Health Program addresses the burden of disease in vulnerable populations
Through SOMIRENEC’S Health program, children from vulnerable communities in the pastoralist communities, Kibera and Kawangware informal settlements are able to access quality health services.
The program aims at providing essential health services to the vulnerable in the community and seeks to address the needs of vulnerable populations especially women, children, and youth from both the pastoralist communities of Marsabit County and the informal settlements in Nairobi County; Kibera (St. Michael Nursery school) and Kawangware (St. Stephen Preparatory and Havard School).
The 3 beneficiaries from the 3 schools are able to get an individual medical cover that enables them to visit an health center whenever they are unwell.
The program also addresses the burden of infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, maternal health care and child mortality. Through SOMIRENEC Health program, East Pokot maternity center has benefited from the Health program by improving and provision of maternity equipments to the center and maternal health services for women and young girls in the community.
During this period of covid-19 pandemic in Kenya, medical personnels from St. Mary’s Mission Hospital in Nairobi County received PPE’s to enable them in the fight against the virus.
SOMIRENEC’s health program is guided by the UN SDG’s goal 3 (Good health and well-being), and the government of Kenya’s Big 4 agenda; affordable healthcare for all. Through the guidance of the two visions, the program has transformed 368 lives of children from the informal settlements of Nairobi County and lives of young women and girls from Marsabit County and East Pokot County. The program has also reached out to more than 200 medical personnel in the fight against covid-19 pandemic in Kenya.
Kenya Government BIG 4 Agenda