Kilifi County is a County in the former Coast province of Kenya. It was formed in 2010 as a result of a merger of Kilifi and Malindi Districts. Its capital is Kilifi and its largest town is Malindi. The county is located north and northeast of Mombasa.

Kilifi County is facing multiple health and social challenges that affect the well-being of its residents. High rates of reproductive health issues, Fistula, HIV, and gender-based violence are among the most pressing concerns in the county. To address these challenges, WADADIA is dedicated  to raise awareness and provide support to those in need.

WADADIA is committed to improving reproductive health outcomes and reducing maternal mortality in Kilifi County. Through education and access to family planning and maternal health services, WADADIA is empowering women to make informed decisions about their health and bodies.

Fistula is a serious issue for women in Kilifi County, and WADADIA is working to provide medical care and support to those affected. By addressing this debilitating condition, WADADIA is helping women to regain their dignity and lead healthy lives.

The spread of HIV is another critical concern in Kilifi County. WADADIA is working closely with local health authorities to raise awareness of the importance of testing and early detection, and providing support to those living with the virus. Through education and outreach, we are helping to reduce the stigma associated with HIV and ensure that those affected have access to the care and support they need.

Gender-based violence is a pervasive issue in Kilifi County, and we are taking a stand to address it. Through education and advocacy, we are  working to create a safer and more equitable community for all. By raising awareness of this important issue, WADADIA is helping to prevent gender-based violence and support those affected by it.

In conclusion, we are making a positive impact in Kilifi County by advocating for reproductive health, providing care for those affected by Fistula, and combating gender-based violence. By working to improve the health and well-being of the community, WADADIA is building a brighter future for all. If you would like to support this important work, please consider making a donation or volunteering your time.”

Geographic demographics and Population;

Kilifi county has a total population of 1,453,787 of which 704,089 are males,749,673 females and 25 intersex persons. There are 298,472 household with an average household size of 4.4 persons per household and a population density 116 people per square kilometre. It covers an area of 12,245.90 km2 (4,728.17 sq mi).

Key Relevant indicators:

There are a total of 235 health facilities in the county with one county referral hospital. It has 17 hospitals, 17 health centres,87 dispensaries and 113 clinics. Kilifi County has a facility delivery rate of 52.6% which is lower than the national rate of 61%. However only 32.8% of women within the reproductive health are accessing contraceptive services. Kilifi County has a Nurses to population ratio of 30 per 100,000 people which is lower than the national of 55 per 100,000 people. For the clinical officers its 17 per 100,000 people while doctors are at 4 per 100,000 people. All these are lower than the national totals.

Projects WADADIA implements in this county:

WADADIA has started the implementation of the Action on Fistula program and provision of psychosocial support services in Kilifi County.