EASTERN DEANERY AIDS RELIEF PROGRAM

EDARP - Who we are

Eastern Deanery Aids Relief Program (EDARP) is a faith based program under the Roman Catholic Church. Eastern Deanery AIDS Relief Program was founded in 1993 to respond to the numerous incidences of HIV infection which affected the communities living in the eastern side of the city of Nairobi. The number of HIV/AIDS related deaths at the time were numerous as many people were not aware of HIV and antiretroviral drugs were also not available. Father Edward Phillips M.M. who was a priest under Maryknoll Fathers and Brothers congregation and was working in Eastland’s Nairobi with the Archdiocese of Nairobi during the time developed a HIV/AIDS intervention program to address this problem. During the inception of EDARP the program was funded by the Maryknoll Fathers & Brothers and Misereor, a German Roman Catholic development agency.

EDARP activities have since expanded to HIV/TB prevention, Counseling, Testing and Treatment services. All services offered in EDARP facilities are FREE. EDARP facilities are located within the following areas within Eastland’s Nairobi;

Shauri Moyo, Eastleigh, Mathare, Huruma, Baba Dogo, Kariobangi, Dandora, Ruai, Njiru, Komarock, Soweto, Donholm, St. Veronica Eastleigh 1st Avenue and Dandora Phase 5.

MISSION

EDARP’s mission is to provide Holistic TB/HIV Prevention, Care and Treatment to all affected and infected people living in Eastern slums of Nairobi, Regardless of their Age, Creed, Gender, Ethnicity or Nationality.

VISION

To reduce the burden of TB/HIV in the Eastern slums of Nairobi through Innovative Prevention, Care and Treatment Strategies in a Community Based Approach.

Health Facts

EDARP was a response to the emerging need for home-based care for persons who were being discharged from hospitals back to the community while still unwell.

WHAT IS TB?

TB is caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis. TB usually affects the lungs, known as pulmonary TB, but may affect almost any other part of the body, known as extra-pulmonary TB.

WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF TB?

The most common symptom of Tb is a persistent, productive cough usually for more than 2 weeks. Other constitutional symptoms include persistent fever, unexplained weight loss, night sweats, anorexia (loss of appetite) and fatigue.

Other respiratory symptoms may include shortness of breath, chest and back pain and haemoptysis. Symptoms of extrapulmonary TB are related to specific extrapulmonary sites such as lymph nodes, pleura, larynx, meninges, genito-urinary, intestinal tract, bone, spinal cord and skin.

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  • • SHAURI MOYO -
    0754777769
  • • DANDORA PHASE 5 -
    0733742027, 0754777802
  • • ST VERONICA EASTLEIGH 3RD AVE. -
    0731070718, 0754777791
  • • NJIRU -
    0733742105, 0754777803
  • • ST VINCENT EASTLEIGH 1ST AVE -
    0733742109, 0754777793
  • • RUAI -
    0733742091, 0754777804
  • • MATHARE 3 -
    0733742054, 0754777794
  • • SOWETO -
    0733742066, 0754777808
  • • KARIOBANGI -
    0733742036, 0754777798
  • • KOMAROCK TB -
    0733742079, 0754777806
  • • BABA-DOGO -
    0733742125, 0754777796
  • • DONHOLM -
    0731070863, 0754777809
  • • DANDORA -
    0731070910, 0754777801
  • • HURUMA-
     0733742038, 0754777795

EASTERN DEANERY AIDS RELIEF PROGRAMME(EDARP)

  • Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
  • P.O Box 47351-00100 GPO Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Telephone 0722699211, 0731334461
  • Telephone 0731334467,0738334455

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New Event: 23/11/2012

EDARP Team Building

at Umoja Fikiria Jamii Clinic