The Afya Mashinani project aims to support 1000 community health volunteers (CHV) and other frontline health workers at the community level to build their resilience in the context of pandemics such as COVID-19. The project will sensitize the CHVs on preparedness for such situations and on personal protection as they perform their duties. The project will facilitate the CHVs to engage the national and county governments so that they are involved in decision making on matters that affect their health such as response to COVID-19. The CHVs are supported to engage with the Ministry of Health, the Council of Governors and their respective county assemblies to foster policy change that will ensure their health is protected as they participate in provision of care to communities. The project will advocate for provision of the relevant personal protective equipment (PPEs) for CHVs and social protection including provision of health insurance.
OGRA Foundation has been awarded a grant by USAID Advancing Nutrition through JSI Research and Training Institute (JSI) in the context of implementation of “MALEZI MASHINANI” (Nutrition in the Grassroots). The project seeks to improve access and utilization of health and nutrition services for women and children in Kakamega County in the first 1000 days of life. The implementation will include community based interventions to increase demand for nutrition services, interventions at primary health care facilities to improve quality of nutrition services and interventions to strengthen the health system and multi sectoral coordination for nutrition.
Maliza TB Mashinani is an innovative tuberculosis (TB) Active Case finding Project funded by STOP TB Partnership through the TB REACH Wave 7 grant. It is implemented in Kisumu East, Kisumu Central and Muhoroni Sub counties in Kisumu County. The project Partners with private health providers including formal clinics, pharmacies as well as informal providers such as herbalists to screen all their clients for TB and facilitate Gene X-pert testing of sputum samples. Some of the centres offer treatment on site while in others; the project facilitates referral to a nearby TB treatment site.The project engages Young women and girls as TB ambassadors (Binti Balozis) who coordinate screening, diagnosis and referral treatment of TB among the people seeking healthcare in the private facilities as well as conducting contact tracing. The project Aims to detect 500 additional TB cases within 12 months period thereby increasing the TB detection by 32% in the intervention areas. For sustainability, the young women will be supported to start and run economically viable ventures that will support their activities beyond the duration of the project. The interventions are done in close collaboration with the County and Sub-county health management teams especially the TB program.View PublicationLearn More
DREAMS challenge is desigened to prevent HIV incidences among adolecent and young women between 10 to 24. The 'Binti Balozi' are trained on life skills, peer education Adolescent Sexual Reproductive Health and sensitized on Gender Based Violence.Learn More
OGRA, Omega Foundation and Child.org are working as a coalition to implement this innovative programme, each bringing different areas of expertise in community, health and digital development.Learn More
OGRA Foundation runs a project with an objective for a HIV free society supported with the Global Fund through Kenya Red Cross Society currently in Round 10
The Ombeyi Health Centre also known as Le Quesne Health Centre is located in Muhoroni Divison, Ramula. It has 30 beds and a fully equipped laboratory used to test and treat opportunistic infections amongst other common diseases.
Osani community Health and Development Centre is a level III health care service provider , a Health Center aligned to the Kenya Essential Package for Health System (KEPH). It is situated in Kadhola Sub location, W. Kwabwai in Kobama Division of Ndhiwa District in Homabay County.
The health facility is located in the middle of Nyalenda Slums in Kisumu, the second biggest slum in kenya. The clinic provides accessible and affordable health care services to an approximate population of 2000 slum dwellers.
Since she delivered her baby nine years ago, 23-year-old Anna* has suffered from obstetric fistula – a hole in the birth canal caused by prolonged and obstructed labor that results in constant and uncontrollable leakage of urine and/or feces, if left untreated.
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Chris Justus Ochieng comes from a family of six children. He hails from Mikiria Village, Nyangoma Location, Miwani Division in Muhoroni district. His parents died in 2003 when he was doing his eighth grade in Primary school.
Faima Akoth Yusuf hails from Jieri Village, Konyango Sub-location, Rachuonyo North District. She is the fourth child in a family of five. She is now 23 years old. Her father died in 1991 when she was 2 year old leaving them behind with their mother who has been suffering from epilepsy for years.
I am from Verona, Italy. I am an IT expert working for GSK. During my volunteer period, I lectured IT students at ISMAT. They are very lovely students and I love working with them so much. Masimo
My main project involves improvements to the pharmacy at Ombeyi Health Centre, one of OGRA's rural clinics in Nyanza..
Loren a GSK volunteer that volunteered on the Poultry programme and he vaccinated chick.
As a nurse and Clinical Scientist I was very excited to be selected for the GSK PULSE program, and work with the talented people of the OGRA Foundation to strengthen their community.