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Support for health institutions to fight contagious diseases project

SOMIRENEC - Support for health institutions to fight infectious diseases project

Location: Nairobi County (Kawangware and Kibera) and Marsabit County

Universal quality health care for all is the backbone of every country, However children, women and youths need to be given the first priority and attention to their health and well-being, as well as sexual reproductive health. This is because they are the most vulnerable in the community.  Kenya has played a major role in strengthening its health care systems, with notable improvements in health indicators. Despite the steps taken by the government in ensuring equity in health delivery service, there exist huge disparities within and across the counties in the provision of essential health packages and health facilities. At the advent of covid-19 in the country, it has become difficult for children and women to visit the hospitals for other essential services due to the fear of contracting the deadly virus.

SOMIRENEC’s health program is run under the UN SDG’s goal 3 (Good health and well-being). It 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 the pastoralists communities of Marsabit. The program also addresses the burden of infectious diseases, non-communicable diseases, maternal health care and child mortality.

We have partnered with various stakeholders, National and County Governments and local hospitals and health centres in ensuring that children, women and youths from the informal settlement and pastoralist’s communities get essential health care services.

Our areas of intervention are;

  • Infectious and communicable diseases
  • Sexual reproductive health
  • Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)
  • Non-communicable diseases
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