A few words about

Health And Nutrition

Areas of Focus

Improved Health Status for marginalized and low income Children and Families

1. Child Health

Our key priority is reducing child mortality by improving the health status of children and their families in marginalized and fragile contexts. This is because we recognize that investing in children’s health is the foundation for a healthy generation, which will bring immense returns to society.  To achieve this goal, we work with Kenya’s Ministry of Health and like-minded partners to address health challenges affecting children below five years (0-59 months).

  • Achieving full vaccination for children below one-year-old (12-23 months)
  • Preventing common childhood illnesses such as pneumonia, diarrhea and malaria which are the main killers of children under the age of five
  • Promoting early detection, referral, and treatment for children below five years
  • Improving community-based health structures and behavior change processes through Kenya’s Community Health Strategy
  • Enhancing availability of essential health commodities, supplies, and equipment
  • Enhancing households access and utilization of safe water, improved sanitation and hygiene practices
2. Nutrition

Gwengnyakager works with other partners to address nutrition gaps in vulnerable communities. We seek to ensure that all children enjoy a good nutrition status, which is key to their. Our work focuses on:

  • Maternal infant and young child Nutrition
  • Food Security
  • Nutrition in Agriculture and Livestock
  • Nutrition in Education and Child Protection
  • Micro nutrient Deficiency Control
  • Nutrition in Emergencies
  • Nutrition Capacity Development and Learning
3. Maternal Health

In Kenya, many marginalized women die each year during pregnancy and childbirth. Gwengnyakager Foundation partners with the government and other stakeholders to avert this challenge through initiatives such as;

  • Antenatal Care during pregnancy
  • Enhancing skilled care during childbirth
  • Postnatal care and support in the weeks following childbirth
  • Health Timing and Spacing of Pregnancies
  • Supporting the rollout of the Community Health Strategy
4. Adolescent Reproductive Health

Adolescents constitute a large proportion of Kenya’s population. This has implications on the country’s health and development agenda. Gwengnyakager believes sexual and reproductive health care for adolescents is essential for young people to realize their full potential. To realise this goal, we focus on:

  • Strengthening health services to offer young people the sexual and reproductive health care they need without judgment or bias
  • Empowering adolescents and youth to make their own decisions about their bodies and their futures by changing community norms related to gender, adolescent sexuality, early marriage, and childbearing
  • Supporting young women and first-time parents to delay their first pregnancy and space their births for the best health outcomes for mothers and children
5. Malaria

As part of addressing the gravity malaria in marginalised areas,we  focus on;

  • Malaria diagnosis and treatment
  • Prevention of malaria in pregnancy
  • Monitoring and evaluation
  • Operation research
  • Community-based HIV prevention
  • HIV awareness
  • HIV Stigma reduction.

Gwengnyakager further involves in;

  • Organizing medical camps in marginalized areas.
  • Supporting medical insurance to the vulnerable
  • Assisting community health facilities to acquire ambulances and medical equipment.
  • Supporting frontline health care organizations as they provide basic medical care and preventive services to the most vulnerable residents, including dental care.