Health and WASH

Health and WASH

RODI has a Health, Hygiene, Sanitation and Gender program that targets inmates, learners and community members in penal institutions, police stations, schools, juvenile rehabilitation centres and community groups.

The Health and WASH interventions contribute to the global efforts towards achievement of Sustainable Development Goals No. 3 and 6: Ensure healthy lives and promote well-being for all at all ages; and Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all respectively.

Our interventions are always focused on achieving sustainable results with special attention on stakeholder community involvement and active participation in every step.



Our health interventions focus on enhancing community awareness on prevention and management of communicable and non-communicable diseases among our target groups and supporting them to implement affordable interventions. Our health interventions focus on Tuberculosis (TB).

We conduct TB screening to identify those persons with TB symptoms, collection of sputum and referrals for those presumptive of TB for diagnosis, treatment and contact tracing for those identified positive for TB. The first phase of the project was implemented in congregate settings (16 police stations and 25 companies) in Kiambu County. In 2022, we began work to screen in police stations located in Nairobi County.

We also provide awareness and training on safe food production and healthy living to our beneficiaries who undergo our sustainable agriculture training.

Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH)

Our WASH interventions are directly related to the health, well-being and prevention of communicable diseases among our target populations. We focus on increasing access to safe and clean water for domestic use and improved hygiene & sanitation.

RODI promotes sanitation and hygiene interventions with our target stakeholders and target groups to ensure that the particular needs of the poor and vulnerable are recognized and addressed. We also work around menstrual hygiene management with the aim of breaking the taboo around menstruation nationally,

In order to realize these results, we use Participatory Hygiene And Sanitation Transformation (PHAST) tool in design and implementation of WASH activities.

Our WASH interventions aim at realizing the following results:

  • Improved knowledge and understanding on water harvesting, storage and handling among our target population.
  • Improved awareness on construction and use of better sanitation facilities among our target population.
  • Improved accessibility to safe water among our targeted beneficiaries.
  • Improved protection and conservation of water sources
  • Improved disposal of solid and liquid waste

We believe that our work will enhance sustainability of proper hygiene and health seeking behaviour within the community.