health program

  • Monica is 13 year old and lives in Kiandutu slum with her mother and 5 siblings. She started schooling at the age of 5 and continued well up to standard 4. When Monica got to standard 5, she started getting attacks which made her unconscious. Her mother took her to the hospital where she was […]

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  • It is believed that in every 6 seconds in Africa, a child dies of hunger and related causes. Also more than 50 million children under 5 years suffer chronic malnutrition. This week, Africa marked this year’s Africa Food and Nutrition Security Day. Food and nutrition security is still a big challenge in many African countries. […]

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  • Most Kenyans and in particular the economically disadvantaged, have no access to medical care due to various reasons. One of the major reasons is high cost of medical care. As a result of this; many people find themselves in dilemma when they get ill and some loss their life from treatable diseases. Health care is […]

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  • In Kenya, many teenage mothers go through difficult time especially the economically disadvantaged ones. Some is due to lack of information about pregnancy, parenting, family planning methods, among others reasons. Macheo strives to address these issues through Mother to Child Program. This program assists needy teenage mothers by giving information on family planning, parenting, pregnancies […]

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  • Fatal injuries are ranked high in the high disease burden among slum residents, especially among children under the age of five years. This is according to a report, Profiling the burden of disease on the residents of Nairobi slums prepared by the African Population and Health Research Center (APHRC). This happens in most slums in […]

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  • The first 2 years in a child’s life are very critical in its growth and development. Surprising many children in Kenyan slums gets malnourished due to extreme poverty and Lack of knowledge. Macheo Malnourished Child Program involves extra feeding of malnourished children in Kiandutu slum in Thika. The program also transfers knowledge to the guardians to equip them with the necessary information on how to prevent malnutrition.

    This video shows one of the trainings of the guardians on human development in the first 2 years…

  • Every child has a right to healthcare. However, many children in Kenya do not enjoy this basic right due to extreme poverty and lack of knowledge. Macheo Health Program aims at improving the health of needy children by providing them with basic healthcare and related information. Mary Njeri, one and a half years old is […]

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  • Due to rapid population growth in Kenya, women and children face many challenges. Among these challenges are access to good health facilities and proper nutrition. This is mainly brought about by extreme poverty and ignorance. Macheo Children’s Centre through her mother to child program aims at giving information especially to young mothers on; the needs […]

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  • Child nutrition has been a big problem in slums. This is mainly due to extreme poverty and lack of information. This situation affects physical growth, brain development and can even cause death. As a result of this, the affected children do not catch up with their peers. Macheo through Malnourished Children Program, assist malnourished children […]

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  • In Kenyan slums, many people do not have access to medical services due to extreme poverty. As a result of this, a big number of people end up being treated by quack doctors; since they perceive it as fair alternative. This sometimes, makes their condition worse. In realization of this challenge, Macheo Children’s Centre in […]

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