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Role Played By Impact Research and Development Organization (IRDO) on Public Health

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Impact Research and Development Organization is a health promoting nongovernmental organization. Its main office is located in Kisumu city at Milimani opposite Kenya Broadcasting cooperation.The organization designs as well as implement public health projects that are tailored towards helping thenvulnerable group-the youth and women the society.

IRDO has expanded its operations to various Counties in Kenya including West pokot, Turkana, Homabay, UasinGishu among others. Research in biomedical, clinica;l and behavioral studies are conducted by this organization in its areas of operations. He vision of the organization involve creating and sustaining healthy living standards among individuals with a mission of improving community health and development gains; through promotion of local and implementation of evidenced based public health projects at the same time conserving the limited resources.

The organization work to achieve its objectives at the same time maintains its core values such as accountability, transparency, professionalism and environmental friendliness. The main projects that the organization runs include community partnership; a project that is aimed at strengthening the youth and children, VMMC awareness targeting couples, Girl back to school projects, community activities and pilot intervention plans for roll-out of a pre-exposure prophylaxis clinical trial studies. Other projects include: HIV/AIDS widow inheritance, OkoaMaisha project, Male sexual health promotion program and HIV Counseling and Testing.

Impact Research and development organization is rapidly expanding organization with eight regional officersbinSiaya, Homabay, Migori, West Pokot, Turkana, UasinGishu and Kisumu Counties. Apart from public health promotion role, IRDO offers internship and volunteering opportunities to students pursuing health related courses across Kenya. This enable them acquire additional skills and experience in their various areas of specialization.

For more information about Impact Research and Development Organization contact its offices at Kisumu through:

Address: P.O Box 9171, Kisumu Kenya.

Or Visit the IRDO website: www.impactrdonyanza.wordpress.com

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Emerging from the athletic heartland of Rift Valley, Eka Kaoo was destined to have a relationship with sports. However, instead of lacing up running shoes, Eka picked up a pen, weaving narratives around the athletes who brought pride to Kenya.

Growing up, Eka was deeply inspired by the marathoners and middle-distance runners from his region, often finding himself amidst training camps and local races, absorbing stories of dedication, sweat, and sheer willpower.

Eka pursued his passion academically at a renowned university in Kenya, specializing in Sports Journalism. This formal education, combined with his intrinsic understanding of the Kenyan sporting ethos, allowed him to produce articles that resonated deeply with readers. His pieces, rich with local anecdotes and broad insights, began to get attention both within the university and in the national press.

Upon graduation, Eka became a sought-after name in sports journalism. His writings, spanning across various sports but with a soft corner for track and field, offered a fresh perspective, blending personal athlete stories with technical analyses.

Eka Kaoo's articles soon began appearing in international sports magazines and journals, elevating him to the status of an ambassador for Kenyan sports on the global stage. He covered major events like the Olympics and the World Championships, consistently providing readers with unique, Kenya-centric viewpoints.

Beyond his journalistic endeavors, Eka has been instrumental in organizing grassroots sports events in Kenya, aiming to unearth hidden talents and provide them with a platform to shine.

Today, as one of the leading voices in sports journalism in Africa, Eka Kaoo continues to champion the stories of athletes, always reminding the world of the heart, soul, and spirit of Kenyan sports.

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