SIMAHO is a Non-governmental health organization for Women Professionals Nurses and non-professionals. it started life as a self-help group in 1994. Its 18 founder members, all of them women, were driven by a vision to improve the health status of women and children in Garissa County. SIMAHO then registered as a community-based organization in 1996 and as a non-governmental organization in 2009.

In the course of those 16 years, SIMAHO has established itself as a professional, value-driven provider of quality health services to some of the most vulnerable groups in Kenya, particularly pastoralist women and children who live far from mainstream health services. SIMAHO has a unique approach in their daily health care services whereby women environment has been created thus encourage more women and their partners increase health seeking behavior. SIMAHO has an integrated health and behavior change project that includes advocacy and awareness forums targeting harmful cultural practices



SIMAHO’S main target group is the pastoralist Women particularly those in Childbearing ages, girls, Pastoral Productive Group( PPGs), youth in school, youth out of school, sex workers, orphan & vulnerable children and Children living both in Urban and Rural areas of Garissa County and the general population.

Integrated Maternal Child Health/ Family Planning

Health education promotion

FGM Interventions


Gender Based Violence

HIV/AIDS  interventions


A leading self sustaining organization that provides equitable, quality, integrated health services to an empowered community with (special) focus on pastoralist and vulnerable groups 


To provide integrated health care services to the pastoralist community in Kenya so as to enhance quality of life.


To achieve the mission, vision and goals of the organization all staff will be guided by the following values, principles and philosophy