Disciples of Mercy Health Centre
Our medical health centre offers local people basic health care by providing community outreach activities/services as well as static site activities & services.
Our goal is to promote and participate in provision of integrated and quality health care services to all.
Global Fund Project
Disciples of Mercy is in its 5th and final year of the implementation of the Global Fund funded HIV prevention program. This program is administered by Kenya Red Cross Society as the principal recipient of the Global Fund program and the civil society umbrella in Kenya. This intervention program focuses on a wide range of intervention areas ranging from Home and Community Based Care (HCBC), Prevention of Mother and Child HIV Transmission (PMTCT), and HIV testing and canceling. Strengthening of institutional capacity is also included under the grant.
Action on Fistula Project
In 2014 DOM received a grant to implement a 3 year project to support women with obstetric fistula to regain their dignity through surgical repair. This grant is from the Fistula Foundation and Disciples of Mercy is one of the nominated outreach partners with the mandate of social mobilization to increase the uptake of obstetric fistula services within 3 counties. These include Homabay, Migori, and Kisumu counties. DOM is in its third year of implementation of the project with about 100 women successfully repaired.
DOM employed a number of mobilization strategies to reach out their target audience. The strategies included the use of media, partnering with social institutions such as churches and schools, and working with the hard to reach rural health facilities. The Community Health Volunteers are key to the strategy of reaching these women since they are the community gate keepers in terms of community health care provisions. The CHVs play a vital role in the identification and referral of women with obstetric fistula for services at the various treatment network centers. DOM provides free transport to all women with obstetric fistula.
Many cases have been successful because of the intervention of the Action on Fistula Program.