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Jhpiego – Urban health in Africa

Jhpiego has implemented two large programs in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya in the past several years and is a founding member of the Nairobi Urban Health Poverty Partnership, a collaborative effort designed to demonstrate the variety of interventions that must be addressed to foster sustainable improvements to health in urban slums. 

With support from the Rockefeller Foundation (2005-2007) and the Wallace Global Fund (2006-2008) Jhpiego has created a sustainable model that links empowered communities with strengthened health facilities.

Examples of the sustainable successes that Jhpiego has spearheaded in the slums include:

  • Peer Education
  • Ongoing Support Groups
  • Community Mapping

Through its Nairobi programs, slums assessments in other parts of Africa, as well as its technical expertise, Jhpiego is looking expand its urban programming to other slums in Kenya and worldwide. Jhpiego has shown that targeted amounts of funding can make a huge impact.

Jhpiego website – http://www.jhpiego.org/whatwedo/urbanslums.htm

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