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 Co-ordination Board, 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 ...

Our Work

 

NAHEDO is made up of a transdisciplinary team who have expertise in various fields including psychological care, counseling, nutritional support, nursing care, psychiatrists, occupational therapists, IT specialists, social workers, Gynecologists, pediatricians, surgeons and other specializations. This allows the organization to have a multidisciplinary approach to health management.

 

Training

The organization has trained over 200 health care workers in the last one and a half years. The bulk of these trainings are NASCOP accredited and hence receive NASCOP certification. NAHEDO has the capacity to follow-up health care workers after the training to provide supervision and mentorship on site. NAHEDO can facilitate in providing linkages with other institutions where the student can be attached for a minimum required duration depending on the parent institution....

 

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Research

Nahedo provides a whole spectrum of Research-for-Health activities, which range from basic biomedical research to the applied areas of health systems and clinical research.Wherever you look throughout Nahedo, you will find highly qualified professionals conducting leading edge medical research. Our culture emphasizes teamwork, professionalism and collegiality, in an atmosphere of open and transparent communications...

 

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Community support and corporate social responsibility

Environment and Reforestation
NAHEDO together with other stakeholders in Central Kabuoch, Homa Bay County, sensitized and mobilized community members to plant trees and protect the environment. Subsequent to this seminar, 50,000 seedlings were given out to community members in Kabuoch location, Maram Center

In 2014, NAHEDO organized 9 volunteers from Australia who visited rural schools in Homa Bay district where they gave lectures and talks to school children and donated computers and stationary to 3 schools

Corporate HIV counseling and testing services.
In 2005 and 2011 our organization successfully coordinated a one day HIV/AIDS sensitization and awareness program for Wrigley’s Company, Nairobi. VCT services and individual counseling at the workplace was provided to approximately 100 staff.

Individual expertise from medical specialists