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Health agency officials tour Elgeyo Marakwet

By March 9, 2020 No Comments

Board officials from Health Right International (HRI) paid a courtesy call to the County government of Elgeyo Marakwet today to assess the success rate of its health programmes.

The agency members led by the Executive Director  Dr Peter Navario,  included Douglas Morris , Isabelle Rolebelle, Kevin Foley and Roffaelle Bush said they were interested in the sustainability of the donor programmes in Kenya.

Health Right International (HRI), previously  referred to as Doctors of the World _ (DOW- USA ), is fortunately one  of the few donors running partnership programmes in the country.

Deputy Governor Wesley Rotich hosted the team in a boardroom meeting attended by technical staff from the Health department led by the County Executive Committee Member CEC Mr Kiprono Chepkok.

Adressing the meeting, Chepkok outlined the programmes funded by the organization.

Some of the interventions the organization has promoted in Elgeyo Marakwet in the past include HIV prevention Care and Treatment.

These include the establishment of the First Comprehensive care centres in Marakwet East and West sub-counties in _Kapcherop, Chebiemit, Chebororwa, Arror and Tot trading centres in the year 2009 that focussed on VCTs and care.

Other projects included renovations of  HIV Comprehensive Care Centre in Chebiemit.

The programme over the years also  focussed on delivering appropriate prevention and diagnosis, treatment services , strengtening systems to support long lasting insecticide treated nets, distribution and use to reduce malaria  particularly among Pregnant mothers and children,  staff capacity building among others.

A Four year project upto 2016 that focussed on reducing  maternal and Neonatanal mortality in Marakwet East and West districts.

In 2018, Rotary Health project (18 months project ) where about 427 Community Care givers were provided with Mobile phones to help them make referrals at community level.

They were also given solar pannels.

The latest programme is focussing on delivering Equitable and Sustainable increases in Family Planning.

The programme targets women and adolescent girls and people with disabilities of Family planning.

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