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A Community Health Worker (CHW) returns to Primary School at 22
She looks youthful in her neatly dressed school outfit, but she is 22 and already a mother of three. Marisa Lenaitorono, a Community Health Worker (CHW) is in class three at Nkopeliani Primary School in Samburu County. The young woman was 14 when she dropped out of school. “I was forced to undergo Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) and then married off to a man the age of my father,” she narrates. “Not because I was in love with the man, but because of my tradition dictated so. I had no voice to say no,” she continues. Faced with hard reality of motherhood at a tender age,Read More
Community Health Workers help save lives in Wamba Samburu County
Antonera Lepesha is a Community Health Volunteer (CHV) from Tritop in Samburu County. After being trained by Amref Health Africa through the Uzazi Salama project, Antonera has taken lead in executing health strategies in her community. Her roles include taking care of patients in her village, giving referrals, and also facilitating patients’ transportation to health facilities. “I am happy I can now help my community. The training done by Amref Health Africa has empowered me with the skill and knowledge to serve my people better,” she explains. Antonera appreciates the mLearning plRead More
M-PESA Foundation visits Mothers in Samburu County under the Uzazi Salama project
Representatives from M-PESA Foundation, led by the Executive Director, Les Baillie, joined mothers, women and girls in celebrating International Day of the Girl in Samburu County, Kenya. M-PESA Foundation currently funds the Uzazi Salama project, a maternal and child health project, within the county. As part of the celebrations, the team visited Lolmolog Dispensary to interact with beneficiaries of the project.
“As we observe t Read More