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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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The provider of Kiarie Medical clinic in Kiganjo, Thika town, Kiambu County is a proud to have restored a smile of his client, Tina. After treating a young child ‘Tina’ (six-year-old) on several occasions for different diagnosis like Pneumonia and URTI with no improvement, he was able to diagnose TB in the 6year old girl....
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Mwatate community hospital is based at Tassia estate (densely populated area) adjacent to Muhindi Mweusi supermarket in Embakasi East Sub County in Nairobi County. The proprietor Ms. Margaret is an experienced nurse having served as nurse at various positions decided to put her wealth of experience into private practice. The facility is operational in 24...
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It is only when things go wrong that machines remind you, that heeeey! “You don’t have to stop, we are powerful and have you covered” When COVID 19 pandemic struck, Stevo and his friends had to continue accessing their favourite pack of HIV self-testing kit at a convenience. As a program, we are currently undertaking...
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The difference between success and failure is a great team. Malaria commodities namely ALs and mRDTs were out of stock in Busia County for quite some time, this negatively affected Community Case Management of malaria supported by well-trained CHVs. Samia being the most affected since February when KEMSA supplied malaria commodities to health facilities within...
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Tuberculosis is the 4th leading cause of death in Kenya, placing the nation on the list of Top 30 high burden countries with a prevalence rate of 558/100,000.  While awareness of tuberculosis is claimed to be high, risk perception remains low: that is, people may know that there is a disease called tuberculosis, but they...
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