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Kenya

2011-06-21 at 14-45-40Mildmay Kenya has been operating since 2003. Kenya has the forth-largest HIV epidemic in the world. In 2013 an estimated 1,6 million people were living with HIV, 190,000 were children and 820,000 were women (age 15 years and over).

Stats: www.unaids.org

Mildmay Kenya empowers communities to deliver HIV health care services through support, education and training.

Since we began work here we have improved the lives of over 30,000 people.

 

About Kenya

 

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Mildmay Kenya empowers communities to deliver HIV health care services through support, education and training.

In Kenya there are estimated to be 1.1 million children orphaned by AIDS. We provide psychological support through play therapy, home nursing, access to treatment and support with adherence (to HIV medication) counselling, support around disclosing HIV, and issues around tackling and coping with stigma.

Mildmay Kenya’s impact includes:

Reaching 8,430 people living with HIV with prevention education and information.

Supporting 2,600 children living with HIV with medication and adherence, psychological and social support,

The creation of 281 community support groups helping to prevent infection within communities reaching 1,858 people living with HIV.

The creation of 315 nutrition demonstration centres across 359 community units, for people living with HIV to learn good farming practices. This has resulted in increased harvests and greater income generation.

TB screening for 2,697 people.

132 Community Health Workers, engaged and retained.

Home visits to 34, 635 homes, benefitting 2,504 people living with HIV.

2,744 women referred for ante-natal care, preventing mother-to-child HIV transmission.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Current Work

Rachael and Maria

Rachael and Maria

Mildmay Kenya’s current work includes:

Tekeleza program funded by Centers for Disease Control, USA: 2010 – 2015

Working to empower and support people within key at-risk populations to reduce new HIV infections and minimize transmission or re-infection. These include fisherfolk and commercial sex workers. Female sex workers have the highest reported HIV prevalence of any group in Kenya.

 

 

 

 

HIV Free Society  – Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission, funded by the Global Fund: 2012-2017

2,744 women have been referred for ante-natal care, preventing mother to child transmission.

Here is just one story:

Rachael is living with HIV and has just given birth to Maria her third child. She lost one child to HIV and her other is also living with HIV. Margaret, a Mildmay trained Community Health Worker, talks about meeting Maria for the first time.

“A tiny hand holds on to my finger with a firm but warm grip. Huge black eyes peer at me from under a tattered piece of cloth that acts as a shawl, her curly hair is soft to touch. Her name is Maria and she is a beautiful and healthy baby. Her mother Rachael is one of Mildmay’s clients who we supported to receive anti natal care, hospital delivery and anti retroviral HIV medication. Thanks to this care Maria has been born free from HIV. Rachael is overjoyed and says ‘this feels like a new beginning, full of hope. This should not just be the dream of every parent, but the way of the future.’

“ There is simply no good reason why thousands of women and children in Kenya should die during childbirth today” James Macharia, Cabinet Secretary for Health.

AphiaPlus – Children’s Clubs, Home and Community Based Care, funded by USAID: 2011 – 2016

Is a five-year project dedicated to improving the well-being and security of people who are marginalized and poor. The work includes initiatives to support economic security, and to improve food, nutrition, education, water , sanitation and hygiene. 315 nutrition demonstration centres across 359 community units have been created for people living with HIV to learn good farming practices. This has resulted in increased harvests and greater income generation.

Prisons Work

There are also plans to create a new project using the vital work with prisoners that was part of the Boresha programme, which came to an end in June 2013.

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Services

Our diploma and degree programmes

Mildmay Kenya offers a degree programme in partnership with Uzima University College which focuses on Health Systems Strengthening. Students learn how to provide quality healthcare services in the community and clinical context. The degree programme is a second step after the Diploma which Mildmay provides.

To find out more or to enrol on one of the courses, please contact Juliana Misore on jmisore@mildmay.or.ke or call +254 (0)57 2024172

Download a brochure about the degree programme.

Training

Mildmay Kenya can provide training on Home Based Care, Health Systems Strengthening, Prevention with Positives (people living with HIV doing prevention work) and other areas of HIV education and care work.

For more information, please contact Dr Norah Obudho – Deputy Country Director, on nobudho@mildmay.or.ke or call +254 (0)723 251101

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Partners

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) – www.cdc.gov  CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. They are funding Mildmay Kenya’s Tekeleza programme, working with fishing communities on the shores of Lake Victoria.

United States Agency for International Development (USAID) – www.usaid.gov       USAID are supporting Aphia Plus – a coalition of NGOs working for better health in Nyanza, Kenya. Mildmay Kenya’s role includes running children’s clubs and providing Home and Community Based Care.

The Global Fund to fight AIDS, TB & Malaria www.theglobalfund.org  The Global Fund provides funding to countries to support programs that prevent, treat and care for people with HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. The Global Fund is supporting HIV Free Society, which has a focus on preventing mother to child transmission of HIV.

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HIV in Kenya

Kenya has the forth-largest HIV epidemic in the world. In 2013 an estimated 1.6 million people were living with HIV, 190,000 were children and 820,000 were women (age 15 years and over).

Stats: www.unaids.org

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Kenya Charity

Funding

To make a donation to the work in Kenya, please call the UK office on 020 7613 6311 and specify that you would like your donation to go to Mildmay Kenya. Or make a donation online and make a note that you would like it to go to the Kenya programme.

Supporting our work

Mildmay Kenya is always seeking new opportunities to work with NGOs and funders in developing programmes to tackle HIV.

Please contact Dr Steve Adudans – Executive Director to find out more about partnering with Mildmay to deliver essential HIV services. Call +254 (0)723 251101 or email sadudans@mildmay.or.ke

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Jobs

Thank you for your interest, unfortunately we have no jobs at this time.

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