Jhpiego is dedicated to saving and transforming the lives of women and children throughout Kenya.
Jhpiego is working to prevent the needless deaths of women, girls and their families by making health services in Kenya the very best they can be. We have formed great partnerships with the government's Ministry of Health, doctors, community health workers and health systems managers. Together, we implement many lifesaving projects that are saving thousands of lives.
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Should teenagers and young adults trying to access reproductive health services be treated as children or adults? As adults, are we doing enough to help adolescents cross the bridge to a brighter future? Kenyan youth describe their battle in trying to seek information and reproductive health services. Watch Video
When Charles Waweru, a community health volunteer received a call informing him that his wife had collapsed at work, he could not have imagined the cause to be hypertension. So when he received an invitation [some years later] from Jhpiego to be trained on hypertension through the Healthy Heart Africa (HHA) program, he did not hesitate to attend. While high blood pressure is a fairly common condition, often the warning signs—headaches and dizziness—are overlooked or mistaken as symptoms of other ailments.
What helps save the lives of about 800,000 babies every year and doesn’t cost a dime? Breastfeeding. Of all preventive health interventions, breastfeeding—done within the first hour of life, exclusively for the first six months, and until age two—has the greatest potential impact on child survival, with the ability to avert 13% of deaths in children under five in the developing world.
1World Health Organisation Global Status Report on non-communicable diseases 2010.
Isaac Malonza, Country Director
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