To achieve SDG number 3, good health, and well-being, STADA Kenya envisages a world with equitable access to universal health care, and universal access to sexual reproductive health services at all levels, where physical, mental, and social well-being are assured. This is achieved through health promotion, health education, policy developments, community dialogues, and advocacy for the implementation of health policies. We are also committed to the prevention of Non-Communicable Diseases such as cervical cancer through awareness campaigns.
By 2030, STADA strives to have built a world where no girl is held back by menstruation. We want to ensure that girls and women menstruate with dignity without discrimination.
It is estimated that one in every five adults is struggling with mental health disorder, this has affected their ability to think, feel and behave appropriately hence affecting every aspect of their lives including productivity. STADA is cognizant of the effect of mental health disorders on the community and the country at large hence we are trying to bring about change in the smallest way we can by offering counseling services and training community counselors to help us reach the people in the remote areas. .
To equip community counselors with the basic skills in counseling to enable them offer psychosocial services.
In partnerships with key actors in the justice system, STADA ensures that reproductive health rights are integrated into policies. We do this by examining gaps in policies that affect service delivery at the county level and providing recommendations to improve the policies and push for implementation of the existing ones.
We achieve this through:
We are devoted to ensuring non-discriminatory access to Primary Health Care to all at the community level. Our focus is in all the aspects of an individual’s wellbeing including physical, mental and social well-being. PHC is a vital building block to achieving universal health coverage as approximately 80 percent of medical services can be provided at the PHC level.
In this sector we also work with the government and other actors to develop policies that work to improve the service delivery in the health sector. An example of such policies is the Kisumu County Primary Health Care Framework that we actively participated in coming up with.
We advocate for quality health for all by:
Cervical cancer is preventable and curable, as long as it is detected early and managed effectively. STADA carries out awareness campaigns to increase the knowledge of cervical cancer and Human Papillomavirus (HPV) and the importance of early detection. We encourage girls and women to go for screenings as early as 21 years of age.
Kenya is experiencing a triple burden of nutrition, undernutrition, micronutrient deficiencies and overweight and obesity. To address malnutrition, we support in ensuring that nutrition is more visible in the county budgets for enhanced implementation of nutrition plans. We also advocate for good nutrition practices at all levels including the family and community community level.