Keeping mothers alive, healthy, and self-sustaining so they can raise their children
HEALTH AND WELLNESS
HEART and our partners are empowering women infected with HIV/AIDS and their vulnerable households through Women Equality Empowerment Project (WEEP), which offers comprehensive health and home based care, nutrition support through provision of food and nutritional supplements, business skills trainings, protection, shelter, psychosocial support and education support for their children. This is a three phase intervention program that takes 18 to 24 months.
- Through health and wellness initiatives, HEART together with our partners offers comprehensive health package that includes Prevention, Creation of awareness and Curative services.
Prevention: This is achieved by collaboration and partnership with Government and private health facilities to conduct medical assessments and screening services facilitate referrals and follow-up of the sick WEEP mothers and children.
Awareness creation: Health education on disease prevention, nutrition and adherence is a key component of awareness creation.
Curative services: HEART pays National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) a Kenya government state corporation with a mandate to provide health insurance to Kenyans over the age of 18. Medical bills which exceed the NHIF limits for the WEEP mothers and children are paid for by HEART. In addition, HEART provides nutrition supplements, food support, and shelter to the WEEP mothers and their children and also by sharing spiritual guidance and moral support through discipleship program.