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

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)...
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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“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 Team


Dr. John Ong’ech

ongechChief Researcher

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. ...


Dr. Muthoni Mathai

Co Researcher

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 ...


Dr. Margaret Mak'anyengo


makCo Researcher
MBChB.; M.Med (Psych)

Dr. Margaret Makanyengo is an established consultant psychiatrist with a Master in medicine, psychiatry, and specialized in adolescent, child and family care, and experienced in HIV/AIDS psychological care in Kenyatta National Hospital. She manages mental health services and initiated the ‘Comprehensive care for HIV/AIDS infected concept’ in KNH. She contributed to the establishment of the’ Comprehensive HIV/AIDS Care clinic in KNH on December 2002’ which is now the model HIV/AIDS clinic in Kenya....