Kageno Health Program
Country of Operation
- Kageno Worldwide, IncNot-for-profit
- Dreyfus Health Foundation Problem Solving for Better Health ProjectNot-for-profit
- Care KenyaNot-for-profit
- Kenya/Rwanda Ministry of HealthGovernment
- Center for Disease ControlGovernment
SummaryKageno health program increases the capacity of communities to deliver quality health services.This project operates in both Kenya and Rwanda, and places a special emphasis on mothers and children, who are often the most vulnerable to disease and malnutrition.
The Kageno health program aims at increasing the capacity of communities to deliver quality health services where they offer clinical services, HIV/AID kits and work to train local volunteers to become counselors, mentors, and monitors of community health. A majority emphasis of care is placed on children and mothers who are more vulnerable.
Key program components
The program operates two clinics in Rwanda and another in Kenya, where they offer clinical services and work to train local volunteers to become community health workers (CHK). In addition to delivering health services, it offers HIV/AIDS programs that provides information and services that stress prevention, detection, and treatment of HIV/AIDS (and other STDs), while also addressing the underlying factors that lead people to make choices that put them at risk of infection. It also operates Voluntary Counseling and Testing (vct) centers in both Kenya and Rwanda. These centers not only provide access to counseling, testing, condoms,and antiretroviral treatment, but they also support those affected by HIV/AIDS by training local volunteers to become counselors, mentors, and monitors of community health.
They will also expand the scope of the clinic beyond a "post de santé" to include a laboratory, maternity center, acute dentistry and social services. In Kenya funds have been provided to construct another health center to serve the Nyakweri beach community. The center is currently under construction and is expected to open in the spring 2011.