Our mission is to rapidly expand access to health services by leveraging youth, technology, and community health workers (CHWs) in Kenya. We are using the same key strategies to address COVID-19 in Western Kenya.
Our vision is to achieve Sustainable Development Goal 3 by promoting access to essential health services particularly for women and children (photo credit Javier Gesto)
SSRG AT A GLANCE
We are a small, nimble team, experienced in navigating both local and global forces. Members of our team come from different backgrounds and disciplines. Women and youth are well-represented on our team. Our experienced board members are knowledgeable in legal matters, the community health strategy, primary health care, education, nursing, and politics.
HOUSEHOLD SURVEYS AND HEALTH SYSTEM ASSESSMENTS
For accurate and timely data collection.
To determine the burden of diseases at the community level, we conduct routine household surveys with community health workers. In addition, we assess health systems to determine their capacity to serve the needs of communities.
MONITORING & EVALUATION OF HEALTH INDICATORS
For increased accountability
We use digitized tools to collect data on key health indicators.
Up-skilling the health workforce with partners to expand access to basic health services.
Context specific capacity building focusing on the most common diseases.
Mentoring youth for a better tomorrow
We are growing our cohort of future leaders in science, technology, and health.
Quote from parent: “I thank you most sincerely for sharing and making your contribution towards her life. Thank you not only for thinking about young girls interested in science, but also for standing at the front and showing them the way. Thanks for opening up your life, space and experiences to mentor and nurture them. And thanks for keeping your word.”
"All women & children deserve access to life saving health services regardless of where they live"
SURGICAL SYSTEMS RESEARCH GROUP (SSRG)
PO Box 4074, Kisumu Kenya
Our recent publications
YOUTH, TECH, AND COMMUNITY: 4 LESSONS FROM THE COVID-19 RESPONSE IN SIAYA KENYA
30 October 2020
WHY SUBSAHARAN AFRICA NEEDS A UNIQUE RESPONSE TO COVID-19
30 March 2020