health program

  • In May 2014, Macheo started the Teen Mother Program in Kiandutu slum. Macheo started Teen Mother Program due to the increase of pregnancy cases among teenage girls in the slum. One of the major reasons for high number of pregnancies among these girls is due to low transition rate from primary to secondary schools which […]

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  • In every 1,000 pregnancies in Kenya, 103 are girls between 15 and 19 years. This is according to Kenya Population Situation Analysis 2013 report. The impact of early motherhood includes; depression, isolation, stigma and even death. Teenage mothers face different challenges. Macheo Teen Mother Program tries to help needy teen mothers each in an individual […]

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  • Road traffic in Kenya crashes excert a huge burden on Kenya’s economy and health care services. The current intervetion are irregular , uncoordinated and ineffective. More than 3000 people are killed annualy on Kenyan roads. More than 75% of road traffic casualties are economically young adults. Public service vehicles are most frequently involved in these […]

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  • About 60 to 80 percent of Kenya’s urban population lives in slums. The lack of clean water and sanitation, combined with high population density provides the perfect breeding ground for diseases. Most people in the slums depend on cheap casual labour to make a living, which is also very scarce and unavailable. Their low incomes […]

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  • Like many slums in Kenya, Kiandutu has many young and needy teenage mothers. Some with different, but others with similar challenges; Like, lack of financials, but also lack of emotional support, traumas from the past, fear for future, but also fear for today. Macheo helps these young mothers to develop themselves, to deal with their […]

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  • 3 million babies die each year within their first 28 days, world over according to UNICEF. The highest newborn deaths are reported in sub-Sahara Africa and South Asia. Statistics shows that almost 50% maternal and newborn deaths occur within the first 24 hours after birth. In Kenya, the government and nongovernmental organizations have made tremendous […]

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  • Many slogans like “disability is not inability” have been used to campaign for positive perception towards children with disability. Great steps have been made towards helping these children with different interventions. Unfortunately, traditional believes still holds back parents from getting professional help for disabled children. Some parents go to an extent of hiding away their […]

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  • Macheo Health Program has intervened in many cases of children of Kiandutu who have suffered stomach pain, diarrhoea, worms, vomiting, skin infections and others diseases. There are a variety of causes of these illnesses and some can be prevented by maintaining good hygiene. Unfortunately a lot of children in Kiandutu live in houses that are […]

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  • Despite making significant improvements, Kenya is still some way from matching the fourth Millennium Development Goal, stating under-five mortality deaths should be cut by two thirds by 2015. According to a report released by UNICEF in September 2013; 73 children out of 1,000 children in Kenya die before age five. Most deaths are as a […]

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  • In Kenya stunting and underweight in children below five years is still a major challenge. In urban slums and rural areas, stunting is highest in children between 1 and 5 years. It is believed that more than 40% of children in these areas are stunted. In some parts of Kenya the trend has been on […]

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