Health and Livelihoods Improvement

A family cannot be economically healthy if it is not physically healthy. DETRA-Africa’s health projects focus on mothers and children, who often are the most vulnerable to disease and malnutrition. We are particularly interested in increasing the capacity of our local partners to deliver quality health services. This includes training local health volunteers as counselors, mentors and monitors of community health. CDETRA-Africa is focused on interventions ranging from nutrition and education to birth spacing and clinical services. Our reproductive health projects encompass family planning, prenatal care, labor and delivery services, and the prevention, detection and treatment of STDs, including HIV/AIDS.
DETRA-Africa’s livelihood improvement programs assist impoverished families by supporting moneymaking activities, especially those operated by women and youth. Through partnership DETRA-Africa initiates community savings-and-loan programs and provides technical training to help people begin or expand small businesses that will increase family income.

  1. The Eburru Integrated Conservation Project whose aims are to reforest Eburru, and provide safe drinking water for the residents of Eburru hills has now been receiving support for 2 years from the International Trees Foundation, UK. Various tree nurseries and water pans have been established through their support, and that of friendly schools in Scotland
  2. Achieving Integrated Development and Conservation in Mt Kenya through Beekeeping and tree farming, and Enhancing the attainment of MDG’s through Enterprise around Mt Kenya forest, which so far has set up one apiary together with a local CBO, Ndigia Bee Keeping.
Through another support from the Humanist Movement- ICELAND a donation of mosquito nets and other malaria based drugs has helped control and treatment of malaria in Naivasha and Kibera slums in Kenya. Further support and partnership with Kenya’s National Aids Control Council (NASCOP) and the WHO Stop TB Partnership, DETRA-Africa has been able to produce and distribute literature to thousands of families affected by HIV/AIDS

 

DETRA Africa Organisations

Featured Projects

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Malaria treatment and control
Through support from the Humanist Movement - ICELANF, a donation of mosquito nets and other malaria based drugs has helped control and treat malaria in Naivasha and Kibera slums in Kenya.

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Provision of drugs for AIDSand TB patients
partnership with Kenya’s National Aids Control Council (NASCOP) and the WHO Stop TB Partnership, DETRA-Africa has been able to produce and distribute literature to thousands of families affected by HIV/AIDS

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Mt. Kenya Beekeeping and Tree farming
Achieving Integrated Development and Conservation in Mt Kenya through Beekeeping and tree farming, and Enhancing the attainment of MDG’s through Enterprise around Mt Kenya forest, which so far has set up one apiary together with a local CBO, Ndigia Bee Keeping. .