Kenya has about 46 million citizens, out of whom 42% are under 15 and 25% reside in urban contexts. It has known a long period of stability and peace since the clashes in 2007 -2008. Last elections (August and October 2017), although marked by some tensions, have resulted in the relatively peaceful election of the outgoing President Uhuru Kenyatta. Moreover, Kenya is now classified as “middle-income country” by the World Bank, being one of the wealthiest countries of the region, though showing great differences among areas and an uneven development.
Its children mortality rate is 71 per 1000 live births, while its maternal mortality rate is 400 per 100.000 live births. While deaths due to HIV and malaria have been constantly and sizeably reducing since 2000, TB fighting has not shown the same success, slightly increasing from 18 to 20 deaths per 100.000 population. CCM has been present in Kenya since 1970 with different projects, with various projects focusing on primary health care in different areas of the country.
CCM is currently working in 2 main areas:
Youth and children health
CCM is present in Nairobi, with the project named “Boresha Maisha. Alternative life for street children and underage refugees in Nairobi”, whose leading NGO is GRT-Gruppo per le Relazioni Transculturali.
One Health is an integrated approach to the health sphere, being aware human, animal and environmental health are strictly intertwined.
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BORESHA MAISHA! Life alternatives in Nairobi
Comitato Collaborazione Medica CCM is a NGO committed to promote the right to health and ensure access to essential health care in Africa and in Italy. For 50 years, we have been building upon the skills of local health workers to ensure the provision of quality care to the most vulnerable communities.
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