Outreach for vital health services in rural Kenya

 
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Disease Prevention

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Wakiso, Uganda
Map of Disease prevention The global campaigns to improve child health through immunisation, improvement of nutrition and early treatment of fever have not been made in some parts of the country. However in lutisi this has been atleast been witnessed due to the noble work done by the hands foundation who carry out free immunisation and teach parents on how to feed their children coupled with providing mosquito net to prevent malaria. Read more.
Related to project keywords: child health, mosquito net, prevent malaria, due, free

Providing Safe Water

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Wakiso, Uganda
Map of PROVIDING SAFE WATER In an attenpt to provide safe water to the commnty members in Kapchorwa spring project constructed for the district four gravity flow schemes enabling communities access safe water. Read more.
Related to project keywords: safe water, access safe, district, communities, providing

Water Defluoridation

By a female, 22-30 years old, in Nakuru, Kenya
Map of WATER DEFLUORIDATION In rift valley province Fluorosis disease has affected many people living there. It mostly affects the teeth during it's formation stages in childhood. In Nakuru district, the Catholic diocese has a water project that uses bonechor to deflouridate water to help prevent teeth/ dental flourosis in the region. A large amount of fluorine in water also causes skeletal fluorosis which is a disease that couses bone outgrowth that makes one have difficulty in walking. Catholic diocese in Nakuru carries out capain to increase awareness of the use of bonechar to help families prevent fluorosis. In my course project I was inspired by the project and together with my friends we combined boneechar slow sand process to make a water filters for small families. The Catholic diocese of Nakuru has workers who are dedicated to promote the project and are free to give anyone advice on how to implement the defluorination project. They have also built community filters for people who are affected with the disease and are not able to buy their own filter. Hence the organization is changing the status of the people by promoting clean and safe water usage in the community. Read more.
Related to project keywords: safe water, childhood, district, free, awareness

Support Increased Investment & Awareness.

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Nairobi, Kenya
Map of Support Increased investment & Awareness. An International organization works to save the right & lives of the most vulnerable & disadvantage. It focuses on enhancing the capacity of African institutions & implementing organizations to generate awareness,obtain funding & effectively implement programs that promote Orange Fleshed Sweet Potato as a means of combating vitamin A deficiency & food insecurity. Read more.
Related to project keywords: enhancing, effectively, support, right, awareness

Importance Of Water

By a male, 16-21 years old, in Kisumu, Kenya
Map of importance of water water is one of needs that one cannot do without. in our area in Nyabondo plateau, when thre is no kiln we do suffer water.Every living organism needs water for various life processes.How would be without water? we find that in most of oururban centres there are sometimes that there are scarcity of water.During these period when there is scarcity of water, most of our fellows are being faced by varoius diseasesmaninly the ones being transmitted through water known as waterborne diseases.Some of these diseases are very dangerous and can kill with minutes causing harm and loses to our communities.Water has many uses compared to others, we need water to quench thirst water our plant for domestic use for cleaning machines among others. When using water we need ti know the safetyof the water,many of us have ignored the cleanlinessof water by just looking at it with their naked eyes not knowing that no matter how water may look clean,bacteria causing diseases may still be in the water if not heated.some of this factors are difficult to maintain especially to the people living between 50-100 shilling to adhere with.That is why one day my villagers including elders came together and brought the idea of making our envoronment clean including the water we drink.They said that when i was a little boy of twelve years that,they need to protect the lives of their sons and daughters for them to do these they were to help their sons and daughters know the importance of being clean and taking clean water. In all area it is worse when there is scarcity water.people travel a longer distance to get even a pail of water.In there discussion they said they were going to construct a well of their own and fetch water from it very new to the people atleast to make their lives a little bit easy.They constructed the well and it really helped the villagers as people could now not walk a longer distance looking for water but get water very easily which makes the work easy as time coild be saved & people concentrated on their farms busy planting crops that can boost their lives.This eventually led to high supply of food in the village as they could eat fresh vegetables from their farms without any problem. The project which was supported by youths by then headed by my father who stood very firm to ensure that the well was constructed really helped the villagers alot and people could now be free knowing that water is life and so many children were brought up being shown the importance of that well and resons why it was built i really thanked my father who stood firm to ensure that things are in the right place. Read more.
Related to project keywords: fresh, faced, communities, need, free

There Has Been A Transformation Through This Group

By a female, 46-60 years old , in Kakamega Central, Kenya
Map of There has been a transformation through this group I am Amina saidi the secretary of Tusonge mbele women group. This group is found in Kakamega central district since 2006 when it was started,the group which has a population of over 50 members has tried to address the problems associated to women and to enhance their capacity in development issues particularly targeting to improve the social status of their families. The group has done so in the following ways: -Since most of us members were low economically the group contributed finances for each member to buy land or sheep and in some cases cows. This has been done for many members including myself. In my case ,money was contributed Ksh. 30,000 and give to me to buy a milk cow,which has greatly transformed my economic status through the milk i sell to the villagers. -The group has also sponsored the members to attend training workshops and seminaries in building on farming methods and skills thereby lifting the productivity capacity of us members which i have personally reflected in improved production of maize, sugarcane and even vegetables. Read more.
Related to project keywords: address, cows, buy, including, issues

Free Health Services To Elders

By a male, 22-30 years old, in Kampala, Uganda
Map of FREE HEALTH  SERVICES TO  ELDERS In order to allow the eldery get free health services,Lions club sensitized communities in Kabale district and mobilized 1.4 million to buy blood testing equipments and facilitate medical workers to effectively carry out blood campaign.They always get free health screaning at Humurwa town council. Read more.
Related to project keywords: health services, effectively, buy, district, communities
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Organization

Merlin USA

Washington, DC, United States
http://www.merlinusa.org

Project Leader

Andrey Taveira Da Silva

Washington, DC Afghanistan

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