Health Outreach

The Health Outreach Project is designed to help improve health status through community education, promotion of healthy lifestyles, disease awareness campaigns and blood donation drives. The project is spearheaded by PAK members with a background in health related studies.
Kenya’s healthcare system has a little more than half of the blood supply it needs for transfusions, often resulting in only a fraction of cases being addressed.

Health Outreach Project aims at having its institutional clubs/chapters partner with the Kenya National Blood Transfusion Services to organize blood donation drives at their institution at least twice a year.

The project targets to raise 2000 blood units annually for the Kenya Blood Bank. The project also conducts blood recruitment and blood safety trainings aimed at dispelling the fears associated with blood donation.

Targets:

  1. Contribute to ending the epidemics of AIDS, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases
  2. Reduce premature mortality from non-communicable diseases through prevention and treatment and promote mental health and well-being
  3. Strengthen the prevention and treatment of substance abuse, including narcotic drug abuse and harmful use of alcohol
  4. Contribute to universal access to sexual and reproductive health-care services

Activities:

  1. We ran anti-jigger campaigns
  2. We conduct blood mobilization and donation drives
  3. We ran HIV and AIDS prevention campaigns
  4. We organize TB, Malaria, Cancer awareness campaigns
  5. We conduct public Hygiene campaigns
  6. We ran drug Abuse awareness campaigns
  7. We offer reproductive health and behavioral change training
  8. We empower community with first aid skills
Anti Jigger Campaign
First Aid session during a peace walk
Pak members during blood donation