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Born and raised in Ngomeni, Kilifi County, Habiba Kadzo Kiti, a young mother of two, learned about the Binti Biashara project through a Community Health Volunteer who was moving around her village recruiting young mothers to the project. When she was approached by a community health volunteer and was briefed about the project, she informed...
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In Kenya, plumbing and masonry have for a long time been associated with the male gender. Many believe that such jobs are usually tedious and require someone with muscles to undertake them, but with more exposure, this notion is gradually being reversed, and we are now seeing women getting trained and taking such jobs. An...
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Sharon had just finished feeding her baby and was attending to house chores when she heard the voice of a woman calling from outside, asking whether there was anyone at home. She stopped what she was doing and went to check who was calling. Outside the house, she met a middle-aged woman who was well...
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Kiilu Kilonzo was reluctant to go to the hospital for a checkup when he developed an irritant cough that was accompanied by chest pains and general body weakness. He could not imagine that he had acquired Tuberculosis (TB) for a second time. Previously, he had successfully been treated for normal TB (Drug Sensitive TB). To...
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Sexual and reproductive health (including Family Planning) services are often inaccessible to persons with disabilities due to many reasons, that include: physical and communication barriers, lack of disability-friendly-related clinical services, stigma and discrimination, and negative attitudes and biases by health care providers. Due to this, most of them usually end up making uninformed sexual and...
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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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