Monday 26 Jun 2017

News and Updates

USAID Community Partnerships Reduce Vulnerability for Children and Families

The USAID Inuka Community-Based Orphans and Vulnerable Children Project marks the first time that USAID/Kenya has directly partnered with AMURT Africa, a local Kenyan organization to implement orphans and vulnerable children activities.  

Inuka partners with communities to identify vulnerable families with the goal of providing care and support for 11,000 orphans and vulnerable children infected with or affected by HIV in Siaya County. In East Uyoma (Siaya County), the community chief identified Alice Awino Omingo and her family of four children as vulnerable.  Alice, a widow, and her 15-year-old son, Victor, are both HIV positive.  Inuka community volunteers conducted a needs assessment and found that Alice and her family needed better housing. Alice's community built the structure and Inuka provided a metal roof.

USAID orphans and vulnerable children activities foster sustainable systems that help local communities ensure that  vulnerable children and families can lead productive lives instead of being a burden on their communities. It's a partnership.

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INUKA COMMUNITY BASED OVC PROJECT” (ICOP)

 

AMURT Kenya has vast experience of more than 15 years of working in Bondo/Rarieda which has led establishment of a community hospital in Mahaya with extensive outreach services to the communities. We have served close to 5000 Orphan and Vulnerable children through our Kenya Integrated HIV Program, and currently existing Aphia Plus Western project. We have established close working relationship with relevant GOK ministries and18 CSOs targeting OVCs and PLWHAs and collaboration with major USG partners and other NGOs working in the region.

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Wasichana Wote Wasome Project (WWW) 2013-2015- (UKAID )

A 3 year project within the Girl Education Challenge (GCE ) initiative. Project aims at advancing girl child Education agenda in the county targeting 25 schools in Samburu East and 38 schools in Mombasa. We target supporting 5000 girls between 6-16 years with improved enrollment, retention and performance in schools. Working in partnership with Centre for British Teachers Education Trust (CfBT) &  Concern Worldwide Girl Child Network the project will employ community health strategy, community dialogue, teacher coaching and gender sensitive pedagogy approaches to realize its objectives.

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Read more: Wasichana Wote Wasome Project (WWW) 2013-2015- (UKAID ) 

INTRODUCTION

Jamii Bora MNCH project is an undertaking of Ananda amarga universal Relief Team (AMURT) in conjunction with three other implementing partners; Grassroots Alliance for Community Education (G.R.A.C.E) Africa,National Organization of Peer Educators (NOPE) and Matibabu Foundation Kenya (MFK) in the three Districts of Samburu County. The three year project is funded by the European Union.

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APHIA PLUS KAMILI (KIKUYU, THIKA & GATUNDU)

Ananda Marga Universal Relief Team (AMURT) is a local implementing partner for 'APHIA plus Kamili' under sub agreement with JHPIEGO-to implement OVC activities in Kiambu county covering Thika west,Thika East, Gatundu south, Kikuyu and Kiambu west and Kiambu East Districts. The project works towards providing care and support to Most in need Orphans and Vulnerable Children while addressing social determinants of health focusing on existing community structures using family centred ,child focused approaches. Service delivery is carried out by a network of 120 community health aligned to the GOK community strategy. 

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JAMII BORA- MNCH PROJECT (SAMBURU)

Jamii Bora MNCH project is Amurt's newest undertaking in Samburu County.The three year project coomenced in January 2013 and is funded by th European commission in kenya under the 'Support to Non-State Actors to provide Mother and Child Health in Arid and Semi Arid lands in Kenya' initiative. 

The project's goal is to contribute to the reduction of maternal mortality by two thirds and child mortality by three quarters in Samburu County (Samburu East, Samburu North and Samburu Central Districts) by the end of three years.Prior to the [project identification ,Amurt had between 2011-2010 conducted a baseline survey in Samburu East District, held discussions with the Samburu County health technical Forum, Samburu County Council, the Samburu Women Empowerment Forum and the District Health Management Teams (DHMT)s to determine the health needs of the local communities.

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GLOBAL FUNDS-Round 10- HIV/AIDS –REDCROSS (MALINDI)

AMURT in sub partnership with the Kenya Red Cross is implementing Global Fund round 10 project in 4 service delivery areas (SDA) namely care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV), Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT), HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC), and Most at Risk Populations (MARPs). The three year sub project covers Malindi District of Kilifi County. Specifically PMTCT and PLHIV components are being implemented in, Marereni, Marikebuni and Adu dispensaries through 3 community units (CUs). The units' conducts for referrals to these health facilities through community outreaches provide by a team of 45 identified and profiled Community health workers (CHWs). The CHWs are supervised by Community health extension worker (CHEWs).

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Read more: GLOBAL FUNDS-Round 10- HIV/AIDS –REDCROSS (MALINDI)

GLOBAL FUNDS-Round 10- HIV/AIDS –REDCROSS (Malindi)

AMURT in sub partnership with the Kenya Red Cross is implementing Global Fund round 10 project in 4 service delivery areas (SDA) namely care and support for people living with HIV/AIDS (PLHIV), Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission (PMTCT), HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC), and Most at Risk Populations (MARPs). The three year sub project covers Malindi District of Kilifi County. Specificaly PMTCT and PLHIV components are being implemented in , Marereni, Marikebuni and Adu dispensaries through 3 community units (CUs). The units conducts for referrals to these health facilities through community outreaches provide by a team of 45 identified and profiled Community health workers (CHWs). The CHWs are supervised by Community health extension worker (CHEWs).

The MARPs component, AMURT is implement in Watamu, Malindi, and Marereni towns and referrals are made to the Kenya Medical Research Institute (KEMRI-KILIFI), to 'Solidarity with Women in Distress' (SOLWODI) organization and also to Malindi district hospital.
Over the last three quarters that the project has been in progress tremendous achievements have been realised including , outreaches targeting PLHIVs, conducting home visits to PLHIV sites and referring pregnant mothers for facility-based services and monitoring visits. Under the MARPs program, the project reaches Men who have sex with Men (MSM) and Sex workers (SWs) through outreaches where they are given a comprehensive package which includes; condoms, lubricants, IEC materials, counselling on safe behaviour and HIV testing and counselling (HTC).

 

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