Country of Operation
- Evangelical Lutheran Church of KenyaNot-for-profit
- Population Services InternationalForeign aid agency or multilateral organization
- Kenya NGO Alliance Against MalariaNot-for-profit
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
SummaryHealthRight is working to build the capacity of the local community and health system to promote healthy care seeking behaviors, improve service delivery, and increase access to insecticide-treated nets in the five districts of West Pokot, North Pokot, Central Pokot, Trans Nzoia East, and Marakwet.
To curb morbidity and mortality from malaria in the five districts of West Pokot, North Pokot, Central Pokot, Trans Nzoia East, and Marakwet.
Key program components
HealthRight is working to spread important malaria messages through a range of channels: * _Provider training:_ Over 1,000 Community Health Workers (CHWs) are being trained to spread prevention and care-seeking messages at the household level, including training pharmacists to deliver messages to customers and awarding grants to local organizations to design social behavioral change campaigns. * _Increasing distribution of insecticide treated nets:_ HealthRight is distributing bed nets to health care facilities, specifically targeting children and pregnant women. HealthRight also supports CHWs to visit individual households and promote proper usage of nets. * _Delivering malaria prevention, diagnosis, and treatment services:_ HealthRight is helping DHMTs to train, monitor, and mentor health care providers at hospitals, health centers and dispensaries. HealthRight also aids facilities to improve drug management and inventory control and update data management systems. In high-risk districts such as West Pokot, which suffered two malaria epidemics in 2008, HealthRight is establishing surveillance systems and epidemic preparedness plans. In 2007, less than 50 percent of homes in Kenya had long-lasting insecticide treated nets. HealthRight is distributing bed nets to health care facilities, specifically targeting children and pregnant women. Over three years, the project aims to reach over 500,000 children, pregnant women, and people living in poverty or with HIV/AIDS.