Comboni Health Programme (CHP) is a Community Based Health Organization managed by Comboni Missionaries at Kariobangi Parish under the directorship of Fr.Kevin Oduor. CHP is a home based care programme that offers health intervention to the people of Korogocho, Kariobangi and Huruma in addressing HIV and disability among children. This is done through the two projects within the community, a CCC and a CBRP. The CCC serves the people of Korogocho while the CBRP services are extend to cover Kariobangi and Huruma.
The programme is dedicated to promote a healthier and happier living for people living with HIV infection by supporting the health care needs of people living with HIV/AIDS and children with special needs living in poverty and are not able to access professional health care services
To offer quality and practical health care support to the targeted communities to enhance healthcare that will enable people live longer, healthier and happier life of dignity despite the life challenges caused by poverty.
1. Creating awareness on prevention of HIV infections.
2. Enhancing and restoring good health among people living with HIV.
3. Offering affordable and reliable therapy services to children living with disabilities.
4. Capacity building on HIV and disability related issues targeting care and management at community level.
The programme was established in 1986 by Sr. Jill Horsefield a Medical Mission Sister. The main purpose then was to address health issues caused by the poor sanitation condition of Korogocho which was in such a pathetic state that caused a high spread of infectious diseases such as cholera, dysentery, typhoid and intestinal worm. This was done through networking with the existing health facilities, community health education and promotions and encouraging community members to utilize the available health systems.
It saw a change in management to the Comboni Missionary Sisters Health Programme, HIV testing was introduced hence the project expanded its scope to include identification and management of HIV/AIDS cases. The goal of CMSHP was to create awareness and sensitize the community on the spread and prevention of HIV. The programme expanded its services to include HTS, psychological Counseling and family support, comprehensive care clinic, Tb treatment, Nutritional therapy clinic, social support and feeding programme. Continuous health trainings for beneficiaries and CHVs also became an integral part of services offered.
The programme changed management again to its present owners, the Comboni Missionary Fathers of Kariobangi Catholic Parish. With the change in management the programme has enhanced the existing services and introduced 2 other services; hypertension clinic and medical treatment for children with special needs, with plans underway to introduce a diabetic clinic and a community pharmacy. These services are intended to support the programme in collecting funds to support care and treatment for those who are needy and HIV infected. CHP has also strengthened its networking and collaboration with existing partners and other facilities offering health care services within and out of korogocho, which has in turn lead to ease of referral and patient management for cases that cannot be handled at community level.
At comboni we are dedicated to promote a healthier and happier living for people living with HIV infection by supporting the health care needs of people living with HIV/AIDS and children with special needs living in poverty and are not able to access professional health care services.
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