Embassy of Japan in Kenya

日本国国旗

在ケニア日本国大使館

Embassy of Japan in Kenya also has been accredited to Eritrea, Seychelles and Somalia

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Grant Assistance for Grass-roots Human Security Projects 2010/2011: Japanese Funded Four Road Side Wellness Center for Transportation Workers are Now in Operation in Kenya’s Main Corridor

Title Japanese Funded Four Road Side Wellness Center for Transportation Workers are Now in Operation in Kenya’s Main Corridor
Date 18th April 2011
Location Maahi Mahiu, Naivasha District, Rift Valley Province
Project title The project for the Establishment of Roadside Wellness Centers on Transportation Corridors in Kenya
Amount US$ 76,191
Attendance
Totaling about 200 participants
Main activity Mr. Yoichiro Yamada had commissioned Japan’s Grants Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Project for the Establishment of Roadside Wellness Centers on Transportation Corridors in Kenya at Maai Mahiu, Naivasha District, Rift Valley.

In 2010 March, Nairobi based NGO, North Star Alliance received the GGP grant amounting to 5.8 million Kshs to purchase and refurbish four transportation containers into roadside wellness centers along the major transportation corridor at Burnt Forest, Maahi Mahiu and Namanga of Rift Valley province and at Emali of Eastern province. The center provides HIV/AIDS voluntary testing and counseling and primary medical care for the track drivers, commercial sex workers and area residents. In addition to four newly opened centers, the Alliance has three centers in operation in Kenya.

Mr. Yamada congratulated the Alliance for the timely and successful completion of project, adding that the North Star’s Wellness center program would surely be making great impact on the stopping the spread of HIV/AIDS disease among the transportation workers who are at high risk of HIV/AIDS infection.    
 

Photographs

Mr. Yamada speaking to the guest in front of new Roadside Wellness Center in Maai Mahiu.

Official commissioning of Mahi Mahiu wellness center, with Dr. Akhwale of Minister of Public Health and Sanitation

Ms. Mwai, North Star Alliance East Africa manager explains Mr. Yamada about Roadside Wellness centers activities.