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When a Community Health Volunteer informed her about the Binti Biashara project, Mercyline Mapenzi decided to enroll in the program in order to benefit from the hand skills training that was offered by the program. Born and raised in Zuoni, Magarini, Kilifi County, Mapenzi was lucky to complete her primary school education and get enrolled...
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A BRIEF HISTORY Ebenezer Health Care Plus clinic is located in Kisumu Ndogo area, Malindi region. It is owned and operated by Joshua Kamwaji Chengo, a nurse/midwife by profession. Chengo began his career as a nurse in 1989 after graduation from the Kenya Medical Training College (KMTC). He started his own private facility, offering a...
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Grace – Kilifi county written by Pauline Adolescence is a time when individuals should have optimal health and joy but many teenagers’ experience challenges such as teenage pregnancies. Teenage pregnancies are a global problem that occur in high, middle, and low-income counties. It is estimated that 10 percent of girls become mothers before they are...
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PS Kenya, in partnership with AMREF Health Africa, are some of the recipients of Global Fund’s new funding model for TB HIV/AIDS and Malaria (GFTAM). Global Fund’s goal is to assist its implementing partners to refocus their efforts and escalate any adaptive measures that would ensure that programs on track to meet their goals in...
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Population Services Kenya (PS Kenya) works with the neediest communities in hard to reach areas. Kilifi is a coastal county with the highest number of teenage pregnancies in Kenya at 21.8%. Due to early pregnancies, many girls are forced to cut short their dreams and aspirations to take care of their children. PS Kenya has...
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At the inception of HIVST program, PS Kenya onboarded 7 CBO’s to facilitate the community distribution of the HIVST kits. KICOSHEP was one of the CBO’s that was brought on board. Kicoshep is an organization that support people living with HIV and AIDS and ensures that positive clients adhere to treatment and live a positive...
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Patient by the name ‘Joseph’, visited Ankara Medical one morning, with history of Chronic cough, night sweats and loss of weight. He gave history of having visited several hospitals where he has been treated Pneumonia and Bronchitis at Madogo Village for a period of 4 months. The facility having been sensitized on early TB case...
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Jitoni medical clinic is a private facility owned by a registered community health nurse-Victor Abayo. The facility has been operational since 2010. It’s a medium size facility, located in Jitoni, of Jomvu Sub-County in Mombasa. The facility offers basic primary health care services and is recognized by the county government department of health. The facility...
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Even with improved access to health care systems and increased TB care services, Mr. Oliva Ochieng a 25-year-old merchandise vendor (hawker) in Kisumu town found himself among the missed opportunities for TB diagnosis. Oliva had been a regular customer at Janchris Chemist in Kisumu and on many occasions, he could visit Janchris Chemist for his...
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Jamb pharmacy is located in Migadini, Changamwe sub county-Mombasa county. It’s a densely populated place with people of different economic status. The pharmacy is quite busy and serves approximately 50-100 people per day. The business is run and owned by Sylvester Mbuvi a pharmaceutical technologist assisted with three staffs on a daily basis. A journey...
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