Meet the Healthcare Provider Champions
Stella Wanjiru Chege
Institution: Minority Persons Empowerment Program (MPEG) in Thika
Belden Kamanda Magare
Belden Magare nominated Stella Chege for:
Providing clinical and nursing services to men who have sex with men, at Mamboleo Peer Empowerment Group (MPEG) in Thika, Kenya. “She offers stigma free services and respects clients' confidentiality. As a result of this, Stella has built good working and personal relationships with MSM. She sees resolving a client’s problem as her own personal obligation and so clients feel free and comfortable to be screened for STIs”, said Belden.
Stella Chege : I am #DoingTheRightThing because…
“I consider my clients as my brothers, therefore they should not be discriminated against or stigmatized when accessing health services. If I don't offer services to address their health issues, then STIs and HIV transmission will escalate even further”.