CHAK has over the years been involved in implementation of a wide range of health projects and programmes through funding from various development partners. These include communicable diseases (HIV/AIDS, malaria, TB), Non-Communicable Diseases (Diabetes and Hypertension), Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal Health and Family Planning.
The CHAK network of health facilities ensures service delivery at all levels of the health system in 45 counties in Kenya.
HIV & AIDS Programme
CHAK has acquired a wealth of experience in implementing HIV/AIDS programmes over the years. We are currently implementing two major HIV programmes:
Reproductive, Maternal, Neonatal Health and Family Planning
Kenya has made notable progress in improving maternal and child health outcomes. However, despite the progress, disparities in the quality, accessibility and affordability of healthcare remain a major challenge, hence most vulnerable and deprived mothers and children are denied their right to survive and thrive. It is against this backdrop that CHAK is empowering its member health units to provide this vital service in their catchment populations.
Non Communicable Diseases (NCDs)
Non-communicable diseases (NCDs) kill 41 million people each year, equivalent to 71 per cent of all deaths globally. Cardiovascular diseases account for most deaths due to NCDs, or 17.9 million people annually, followed by cancers (9.0 million), respiratory diseases (3.9million), and diabetes (1.6 million). Diabetes Type 2 is the most common, accounting for about 90 per cent of all diabetes cases.
The major NCDs in Kenya are cardiovascular diseases, cancers, diabetes, and chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases with their sequelae and their shared risk factors (Kenya STEPwise Survey for NCDs Risk Factors, 2015 Report) and together they account for more than 50 per cent of total hospital admissions and over 55 per cent of hospital deaths.
These diseases continue to be a priority in CHAK’s health program.