Kibera Community Integrated Health Programme
Country of Operation
- African Medical and Research FoundationNot-for-profit
- Kenyan Ministry of HealthGovernment
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
SummaryKibera Community Integrated Health Programme has been working in Kibera since 1998 and uses an integrated approach to address issues on comprehensive care for: people living with HIV; maternal, newborn, and child health; as well as Personal Hygiene and Sanitation Education (PHASE).
The community is plagued by high levels of poverty, insecurity, underdevelopment and inadequate access to basic social services. These include basic health care, education, water and sanitation, inaccessibility due to poor roads and inadequate involvement of the government in provision of essential utilities and services. This program aims to target and alleviate some of the pain associated with these issues.
Key program components
This program supports a static health facility that provides outpatient services to children and adults and a 24-hour inpatient maternity service. The clinic also runs an anti retroviral treatment (ART) program that provides care and treatment for HIV/AIDS and TB patients and has strengthened laboratory facilities through provision of essential equipment and supplies, support to equipment maintenance, training, supportive supervision, and regular quality assurance monitoring. They have improved quality assurance and quality control through training and retraining of health workers, ensuring routine supportive supervision, and providing equipment and supplies, thus reducing the HIV infection rate among children born to women living with HIV. This was due to early intervention at the antenatal clinic, ART clinic, increased hospital deliveries and ART prophylaxis for mother and baby - done by encouraging the increased usage of maternity, family planning, ante/postnatal and child health care.
-enrolled over 6,000 patients for care in the programme with more than 3,000 having started ARVs treatment in the three facilities
-1 Health Facility Committee (HFC), 4 community units, 4 Community Health Committees (CHC)