Taking our initiative globally, we reached out to the local community in Nairobi who were susceptible to disease due to high malnutrition and low immunity. Children being the most vulnerable were among the worst affected in this area.
Our project â€śLishe Bora Mtaaniâ€? in the villages of Kianda, Soweto and Gatwekera of Kibera in Nairobi is aimed at improving the health of infants and children. We employ innovative strategies such as Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH), mobile messaging, Integrated Management of Acute Malnutrition (IMAM) and regular health screenings to address child health issues.
Along with our NGO partner, Carolina for Kibera and the local Health Department, we have achieved our objective of reaching out to 11,276 households.
Households visited for screening and education on hygiene and nutrition
Malnourished children brought to health status
Families reached during health sessions
Children benefitted from de-worming, and also received Vitamin A supplements and micronutrients
Pregnant and lactating women reached