Our Kenyan based partner organisation, the Pokot-Dutch Health Organisation (PDHO), was also founded in 2018. The PDHO is a Community Based Organisation (CBO) with its own board. The PDHO makes suggestions about current or future projects, and is responsible for the implementation of our projects and the associated financial accountability.
The board and the other members of the PDHO are dedicated Kenyans with affinity for healthcare.
Chairman: Mr. Godfrey Kortok Mwanga, teacher.
Treasurer: Mrs. Carolyne Nalyanya, who also works at the Diocese of Kitale.
Executive secretary: Mr. John Lodomo, who also coordinates the 2000 Community Health Volunteers (CHV’s) in West Pokot County.
Mr. Michael Lotekori, Clinical officer, coordinates tuberculosis, leprosy and lung disease control in West Pokot County
Mr Lawrence Kimosop, Clinical officer, coordinates tuberculosis, leprosy and lung disease control in Kacheliba County
Mrs. Gloriah Chebet Kakuko, Clinical officer West Pokot County
Mr. Ramadhan Dhulkil, Clinical officer, coordinates tuberculosis, leprosy and lung disease control in Sigor
Mr. Steven Dite, Community nurse at Sostin Dispensary
Mr. Albert Pkiach Chebelukot, Medical student at Nairobi University
Executive secretary PDHO and Community Health Volunteers
The executive secretary of the PDHO, John Lodomo is a semi-nomadic rancher and community health volunteer (CHV). Besides being the executive secretary of the PDHO, he coordinates approximately 2000 CHV’s in West Pokot County. CHV’s are health workers in their neighborhood and each responsible for about 500 people or 100 families. John Lodomo knows the way of life of the semi-nomadic people, and as the coordinator of the CHV’s he is an important link between the PDHO and the local health care system.
Mr. John Lodomo, as executive secretary of the PDHO, receives salary from the DKHF to carry out his work. Through the PDHO, he receives means to communicate via the internet and by telephone and to travel in West Pokot. A number of important CHV’s also receive call credit. In this way, the CHVs can communicate with each other and work together to, in an effective and efficient way, detect and follow-up on people with TB, leprosy and other health problems. Deploying the CHV’s made the leprosy field research in West Pokot County a great success.