Nga'Anadakarin Bamocha - Integrated health and social development program
Turkana, a region in north-west Kenya, is one of the most remote areas of the country. The majority of the population in Turkana are nomadic groups who form communities known as ‘Adakar’ – groups of around 40-100 families who migrate along established routes throughout the year.
This migratory lifestyle makes access to health care difficult and the nomadic groups have been under pressure to adapt to urban ways of life.
AMREF is improving the health of these nomadic groups by adapting health care to their specific lifestyle.
The project’s title ”Nga’Anadakarin Bamocha” means “action on mother and child health”. It will train health workers at local clinics located along migratory routes and community health workers within the Adakar themselves to ensure that health care is always available to the communities that need it.
Main objectives of the program
- Ensure that communities have access to relevant and effective health care services
- Increase access to and use of safe and sustainable water and basic sanitation facilities
- Educate local communities so that they understand how to take care of their own health
The project is currently in its start-up phase. Project staff are being recruited and initial project surveys and assessments are being carried out.
AMREF will be working alongside Turkana County Council, the Catholic Diocese, and the African Inland Church to deliver health care to the Adakar communities.
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