KAKAMEGA

located in western region of Kenya where it borders Vihiga, Siaya, Bungoma, Transnzoia, Nandi and Uasingishu counties to the South, west, North and East respectively.

Geographic demographics and Population;

The County has an area of 3,033.8 km2 and a population of 1,867,579 with 897,133 males and 970,406 females and 40 intersex persons as par 2019 census. There are 433,207 households with an average size of 4.3 persons per household and a population density of 618 people per square km.

Key Relevant indicators:

Kakamega has one county referral hospital (Kakamega County General Teaching & Referral Hospital), 12 sub-county hospitals, 47 health centres, 123 dispensaries and 44 clinics. Both private and public health facilities hold a total bed capacity of 3,949 with public sector having 2,338 beds and private hospitals 197 beds and mission/NGO is 1,414 beds capacity.
Kakamega County has a maternal mortality rate of 316 per 100,000 live births according to UNFPA report 2014 with an infant mortality rate of 40 per 1000 live births. Skilled deliveries in Kakamega stands at 65% while 54% of pregnant women attend atleast 4 ANC visits before delivery. 49% of women of reproductive age receive family planning commodities and services. The County has HIV prevalence of 4.0% lower than the national one that is at 5.9%

Projects WADADIA implements in this county:

Women and Development Against Distress in Africa (WADADIA) implements various programs within the county starting with The Action on fistula program, The HIV&AIDS program focusses on prevention of mother to child transmission, treatment and care, prevention programs for youth and female sex workers. Education support to bright underprivileged students and mentorship as well as youth empowerment programs are also implemented in the County.