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 ...

Research

In 2007/2008 NAHEDO participated in research in partnership with IPAS Kenya to establish the use or misuse of abortificient in Nairobi.
In 2011 / 2012 NAHEDO in conjunction with The World Health Organization, WHO has been doing research on:-
Enhancing the capacity of non skilled Reproductive health workers to offer information and referral services on misoprostol for use in post-abortion care to clients in informal and low income settlements in Nairobi, a follow-up to a similar study being conducted Pharmacists and Pharmacy workers

In 2013 NAHEDO coordinated a two day international knowledge translation workshop on research and shared experiences on medical abortion supported by WHO

Currently NAHEDO is in the process of commencing on a study on enhanced economic empowerment initiatives for HIV prevention among youth living in the urban slums of Kenya funded by Johns Hopkins University, Public Health Department, USA