We provide resources, training, and research to enhance the physical, psychological, and mental wellbeing of individuals in Kenya.
Empowering Communities for Sustainable Health Solutions
Cohesu is a registered Non-Governmental Organisation that works with communities to prioritize health needs and develop sustainable solutions. Through research, resource mobilization, and formal and informal training, we translate basic research into actionable strategies.
Cohesu partners with global organizations and local community-based groups to tackle major health issues and achieve sustainable development. Our focus includes combatting tropical diseases, reducing poverty and hunger, promoting gender equality, and addressing child and maternal mortality in diverse communities.
Children, women, and families served.
Household reach for data and research
Meals served by SEAM
Dimagi - CommCare Connect
We are excited to announce our new partnership with Dimagi, a leading social enterprise that develops open-source software technology for underserved communities.
Together, Cohesu and Dimagi are launching a pilot program in Kisumu to administer vital health services and identify at-risk children.
Through the Child Health Campaign, we will provide Vitamin A and deworming treatment, screen for malnutrition and other conditions, and offer households access to a chatbot designed by Dimagi to improve health outcomes.
We look forward to working together to advance our shared mission of improving healthcare access and outcomes for communities in need.
LIONS CLUB WORMS
Cohesu partnered with Lions Club Worms to help eradicate jiggers disease among school children in Western Kenya. Lions Club Worms is a German service club that belongs to Lions Clubs International, a charitable organization with a mission to empower volunteers to serve their communities, meet humanitarian needs, encourage peace, and promote international understanding.
Cohesu partnered with Simprints in 2017 to integrate biometric hardware and software for accurate identification of beneficiaries and streamlined operations. This partnership focuses on tracking/treating jiggers and distributing shoes to ensure no beneficiary is overlooked, as Simprints builds biometric hardware and open-source software to fight poverty.
Cohesu partnered with TOMS in 2012 for a One for One® program, providing shoes produced in Kenya to primary school children in Western Kenya and Nyanza. The shoe giving was integrated with a healthy feet program to address jiggers and soil-transmitted helminths. Cohesu continues to expand responsible giving of shoes to more primary schools in Western and Nyanza through partnerships with schools and children's homes.
WEWOCS is a non-profit community organization that was founded in 2005 by a group of volunteers, with a retired teacher and trained counselor serving as the Chairlady. The organization focuses on providing HIV counseling and support services to vulnerable groups in Nairobi's Kibera slum area, and aims to expand its services to rural Western Kenya. WEWOCS is registered in Nairobi and operates in both urban and rural areas.
Ms. Margaret Sabwa saw her village deteriorating and decided to take action. She recognized the need to help children infected with AIDS and abandoned in orphanages, as well as the prevalence of crime, drug addiction, alcoholism, unemployment, and prostitution. In response, she founded a community-based organization to guide and support these marginalized groups towards a better future.