NATIONAL HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT ORGANIZATION

NAHEDO is an NGO formed by a multidisciplinary team of professionals comprising medical specialists in psychiatry, medicine, gynecology, pediatrics, dermatology, pharmacy, nutrition, nursing, psychology, social work, VCT counselors, environmental scientist and other experts who have years of experience in prevention and care for HIV infected and affected. NAHEDO is registered by the NGO council Of Kenya, to operate in Nyanza, Eastern, Western and Nairobi Provinces

Latest News

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Depression
Over 350 million people around the world have depression, according to a report issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) on World Mental Health Day (10 October)...
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post-traumatic stress disorder
Depression and post-traumatic stress disorder are commonly associated with sexual assault, but a new study from The University of Texas at Austin shows that female victims suffer from a wide spectrum of debilitating effects that may often go unnoticed or undiagnosed...
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Limit your breast cancer risks
“Breast cancer remains the second leading cause of cancer death among women after lung cancer. In 2011, it is estimated that more than 230,000 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer and more than 39,000 women ...

Directors

Dr. Margaret Mak'anyengo

 

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MBChB.; M.Med (Psych)

A consultant psychiatrist and experienced HIV/AIDS counselor who has participated in establishing and developing psychosocial support services for the Ministry Of Health and Kenyatta National Hospital. She has been involved in developing HIV/AIDS psychosocial curriculums for several courses e.g. adult and paediatric ART management, Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission, Voluntary Counseling and Testing, Pediatric HIV counseling, Diagnostic Testing and Counseling and adherence counseling....  

 

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Mrs. Gertrude Kinyua

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A registered Community Health Nurse with a diploma in medical and psychological counseling has coordinated community based adherence training course supported by FHI and Adherence training of medical workers in Nairobi University and Kenyatta National Hospital. She is a trainer in VCT and home based care, resource person in HIV/AIDS training and infection control. She has presented research papers in both HIV/AIDS and infection control locally and internationally. She has worked for AMREF in Southern Sudan for 5 days and Food for the Hungry as a trainer...

 

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Mr. Eliud Walutsachi             

Secretary                    

An Occupational Therapist with a diploma from Medical Training Center, Nairobi. A Trainer Of trainers in palliative care and rehabilitation, Home Based care from TASO, Kampala, and VCT services. He is a facilitator in post test clubs for PLWHA’s and is a trainer in stigma reduction and mental health care. He has participated in training for community based organizations and NAHEDO networking partners...

 

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Dr. Ian Kanyanya

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Dr. John Ong’ech

MBChB.; M.Med (Obs/Gyn); MPH

Dr. John Odero Ong’ech has 19 years’experienceworking  and consulting in Kenya and internationally . He has worked  in the  government , academic institutions  & Non-Government Organizations . He has experience at  Policy ,facility and community levels with a strong record of successful research projects in the area  HIV  Prevention care ,treatmentand in Reproductive Health  as evidenced by peer-reviewed publications, policy guidance, and numerous awards and professional affiliations...

 

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Dr. Muthoni Mathai

MBChB.; M.Med.(Psych); Ph.D.(Social-work)

She is a consultant psychiatrist with a PHD in social work. She is currently involved in coordination of a Gender based violence program together with other stake holders in Nairobi. The goal of this program is to provide a Women’s Joint Empowerment Initiative ...

 

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Dr. David Bukusi       

A consultant psychiatrist and VCT program manager in Kenyatta National hospital. He is an HIV/AIDS counselor and a trainer in mental health care, disaster management, PMTCT, HIV/AIDS counseling, home based care, couple counseling, family planning and VCT. He has attended training in TB and leprosy. He is currently in charge of the Kenyatta National Hospital VCT center of excellence and Comprehensive Care Clinic. He has coordinated KNH VCT center of excellence supported by FHI and Pathfinder International...

 

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Dr. Peninah Kitili                   

A consultant paediatrician and dermatologist at KNH. She has been an active member of the hospital HIV/AIDS committee and is a trainer in medical issues related to HIV/AIDS...