The Global Alliance for a Healthy Society (GAHSO) is a youth-led NGO founded in 2016 to facilitate all-round empowerment of vulnerable and marginalized communities in Kenya. We are based in Siaya south western Kenya and in homabay. Our main objective is to support vulnerable and marginalized communities , in particular the youth ,persons with disabilities, women and people injecting drugs in Kenya. Besides, programmatic work, GAHSO is also committed to promoting and advocating for social, legal, cultural, and economic inclusivity particularly for the marginalized population in the society.
Our Core Values are encapsulated by the acronym ACTREP
❑ Respect for human dignity
❑ Equality and inclusivity for all
❑ Positive partnerships ❑ Professionalism
GAHSO envisions an equitable society where marginalized vulnerable individuals realize their human rights.
Our mission is to promote equity by socially empowering the society through evidence-based programs and initiatives that foster learning, access to better health care and sustainable environments
What are the Sustainable Development Goals?
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), otherwise known as the Global Goals, are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity.
Eradicating poverty in all its forms remains one of the greatest challenges facing humanity. While the number of people living in extreme poverty dropped by more than half between 1990 and 2015, too many are still struggling for the most basic human needs.
The SDGs aim to end all forms of hunger and malnutrition by 2030, making sure all people–especially children–have sufficient and nutritious food all year. This involves promoting sustainable agricultural, supporting small-scale farmers and equal access to land, technology and markets.
Good health is essential to sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda reflects the complexity and interconnectedness of the two. It takes into account widening economic and social inequalities, rapid urbanization, threats to the climate and the environment, the continuing burden of HIV and other infectious diseases, and emerging challenges such as noncommunicable diseases.
Achieving inclusive and quality education for all reaffirms the belief that education is one of the most powerful and proven vehicles for sustainable development. This goal ensures that all girls and boys complete free primary and secondary schooling by 2030.
Ending all discrimination against women and girls is not only a basic human right, it’s crucial for sustainable future; it’s proven that empowering women and girls helps economic growth and development.
Safe and affordable drinking water for all by 2030 requires we invest in adequate infrastructure, provide sanitation facilities, and encourage hygiene. Protecting and restoring water-related ecosystems is essential.
There is no country that is not experiencing the drastic effects of climate change. Greenhouse gas emissions are more than 50 percent higher than in 1990. Global warming is causing long-lasting changes to our climate system, which threatens irreversible consequences if we do not act.
Income inequality is on the rise—the richest 10 percent have up to 40 percent of global income whereas the poorest 10 percent earn only between 2 to 7 percent. If we take into account population growth inequality in developing countries, inequality has increased by 11 percent.