USAID Fahari ya Jamii hosts USAID delegates for Community Health Strategy Learning Experience

USAID Fahari ya Jamii hosts USAID delegates for Community Health Strategy Learning Experience.

On November 9, 2022, the USAID Fahari Jamii project, in collaboration with Nairobi City County, received a delegation from the US Agency for International Development Kenya and East Africa (USAID/KEA) at the Milimani village and Lunga Lunga health center in Viwandani Ward. The visit's objective was to interact with the community health systems for sustained health service delivery in reproductive, maternal, child, and adolescent health, family planning, and WASH.

UoN works closely with Nairobi City County through its USAID-funded Fahari ya Jamii program to increase demand for and access to quality RMNCAH/FP services, especially among women of reproductive age, youth, and children, and to strengthen delivery and use of WASH services.

USAID Fahari ya Jamii is strengthening service delivery in health facilities like Lunga Lunga Health Centre to offer efficient, antenatal, PMTCT, curative outpatient services, family planning, laboratory services, TB treatment, nutrition services, immunization as well as growth monitoring, special NCD clinic services, and WASH services.

The delegates visited Milimani village in the Viwandani Ward, where they had the opportunity of being accompanied by the village chief and assistant chief, who are concerned with the health and well-being of the community’s residents. Community efforts and partnerships have ensured that villagers have access to sanitation facilities and clean water. Community education is provided to households by our incredibly skilled Community Health Volunteers (CHVs), who are trained in various aspects of health education.

The CHVs also provide much-needed referral services to the Lunga Lunga health center.
The team also interacted with the community data flow process and how the Lunga Lunga Health center staff use this information to make decisions regarding the services required to minimize the disease burden for infectious and non-communicable diseases. It was awe-inspiring to witness the motivation and commitment of the CHVs from the three community units in the Viwandani ward, the CHAs, and the health facility teams.

USAID Fahari ya Jamii is privileged to work with these dynamic teams as we all strive to improve the health of the people of Nairobi.