KELIN set to empower community health advocates on health related rights

KELIN will, from 11-15 September 2017 host 30 Community Health Advocates to a one – week training in Homa Bay County. The training, which will focus on HIV, TB, SRHR and human rights, is premised on the ARASA-supported National HIV, TB and Human Rights Training Programme in Kenya.

The training, which will bring together Community Health Advocates (CHAs) from Nairobi, Mombasa, Kisumu, Homa Bay and Migori counties, is meant to empower participants to be able to deal with issues related to HIV, TB and the Right to Health. Community Health Advocates play a crucial role in ensuring that communities are sensitized around health rights, realization of rights of the general public, and creating the link between communities and health care facilities. The training will be facilitated by a wide pool of leading experts in the field of HIV, TB and general human rights knowledge through an integrated approach comprising power point presentations, group work and plenary sessions. A training manual, Monitoring implementation of the right to health under the Constitution of Kenya, which KELIN had previously developed, will be used.

As a result of this training, KELIN hopes to empower a pool of community health advocates who will monitor implementation of the right to health, while documenting and reporting any human rights violations arising.

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For more information contact:
Lucy Ghati

Programme Manager, HIV & TB

Mombasa Road, Somak building 4th Floor

P O Box 112 – 00200 KNH Nrb,

Tel: 020, 2515790 │Mobile: 0790 487473, 0722 747382



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