Healthy communities are productive communities. However, the gap and disparity in health services provision and access between rural and Urban communities cannot be ignored.
Adili works closely with public sector actors to identify and prioritise public health interventions in non-urban settings. Currently, Adili’s health interventions include mobile clinics in Nyeri and Kajiado counties in Kenya. Adili also runs a health facility supporting local communities in Igembe South, Meru county.
Our health intervention includes:
- Provision of Clinical care
- Maternal & Child Health/Reproductive Health
- Infrastructure for Sustainable Health development
- Supply and management of Pharmaceutical and none drug health commodities,
- Prevention & control of communicable diseases (HIV/AIDS, TB, Malaria, Leprosy. Kalazar)
- Health promotion and development of a human resource for health and Emergency Response to disease outbreaks and continued surveillance
Adili’s health programmes have expanded to include interventions targeting Adolescent girls and young women.
We work to achieve sustainable development goal (SDG) 3 to; ‘Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages’. Adili currently runs the Ndoleli Dispensary in Igembe Centra, Meru County providing basic health services to the rural community in the semi-arid area of Meru along the border with Isiolo county.
Ndoleli dispensary was originally run by the Methodist church but was closed down due to lack of resources. Adili took over the running of the clinic to support community health and provide basic services lacking in the community.
Currently, the health facility provides:
- Primary healthcare services
- Immunisation services,
- Pre-natal and post-natal clinic services
- Basic laboratory services
Adolescent Girls and Young Women
The lack of maternity services continues to be one of the biggest challenges for the community in Ndoleli. Adili hopes to be able to provide maternity services in the health facility which is currently staffed with two clinical officers, a nurse and a lab and pharmacy assistant.
As part of our Global Health programmes, we work with adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in a bid to bring behavioural change by increasing knowledge and awareness in the areas of reproductive health.
This project also provides access to emergency medical services to adolescent girls and young women (AGYW) in rural communities as well as counselling and psycho-social support.
We work within existing rural structures to build the capacity of existing women’s groups and organisations to better support AGYWespecially with regards to GBV (Gender-Based Violence) interventions and reproductive health by effectively increasing advocacy and partnership.