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MACODEP: About Our Work
Makina Community Development Project (MACODEP) is a socio-economic agent of transformation at the grassroot level.
We are located in Kibera, Nairobi, the largest slum in Africa. Kibera is home to one million people with little access to clean water, sanitation, healthcare, or other services.
We were founded by Andrew Otieno, a Kenyan who grew up in Kibera. He remains the director to this day. Our board is made up mostly of Kenyans, but we are grateful for the support we have received from people of good will all over the world.Begun in 1999 by a few committed Kenyans, we offer health care and other related services to the less fortunate members of society.
We focus on improving the capacity of the disadvantaged members of the Kibera slums via the provision of Health care, HIV/AIDS intervention, environmental sanitation and above all empowering the community economically.
Our current activities include a health clinic, laboratory testing services, a home-based HIV/AIDS care program, and a home for orphaned children.
Voluntary Counselling and Testing
Voluntary Counselling and Testing (VCT) is an important strategy for prevention of HIV / AIDS .It is a powerful weapon in the fight against HIV / AIDS since it is associated with behaviour change that reduces HIV transmission and serves as a point of entry into care for those testing positive.
MACODEP has embraced the community based approach VCT in which other social services are integrated. This approach offers good opportunities for widespread scale-up at the grassroot.
Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission
Prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV has become an important intervention in the prevention and control of HIV / AIDS, with a commitment being made to improve maternal and child health and survival.
MACODEP has adopted both mother-to-child transmission and the prevention to care continuous as follows:
Primary Prevention of HIV / AIDS in Adults
Core Interventions for the Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission
Care and Support.