STS COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICES | PROJECTS

The goal of STS Community Health intervention is to support local communities, families and individuals to access promotive, preventive and curative health services so as to improve community health outcomes. STS supports Afgoye Health facility, which is one of the most important health facilities in Lower Shabelle.

In 2019, the Afgoye health facility served over 40,000 persons either directly by providing health services or indirectly by providing health information and awareness, including through community outreaches. By working at the community level, STS helps community members maintain and improve their health, prevent the spread of infectious diseases and prepare for natural disasters.

32,500
people reached with health information through community channels

13,956
No of children (<5yrs) immunized in 2019

4,590

mothers received ANC and sensitized on nutrition for children

1,200
persons received curative medical services from STS supported facilities
STS approach envisages and encourages community members to take col ective responsibility in order to:
Reduce the threat posed by infectious diseases,
Reduce the risk factors of non-communicable diseases and injuries and promoting a healthy lifestyle and environment.
Empower households and families to observe hygiene practices for good health,
Create further awareness and disseminate knowledge and information through community health outreaches,
Strengthen the capacity of partner local health facilities by training service providers and improving the accessibility and quality of medical care.

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