There is no free health-care in Kenya, although the government does provide nurses for many community built dispensaries, and the few hospitals in the rural areas, patients have to be charged for the medicines and treatment given, and to cover the running costs of the building. The clinics usually do not have sufficient stock of medicines, and due to the poverty in the region, patient charges are very difficult to pay.
AAF assistance is given in many ways :-
- Supporting several existing clinics with medicines, equipment and other supplies and building maintenance.
- Financing construction of new community health facilities.
- Employ trained community health workers to visit homes giving practical advice on health and sanitation matters.
- Operating our "Harambee" scheme of subsidised treatment for the very poor.
- Assisting "Gai Clinic" the largest health centre in the area, with equipment, medicines, maintenance, vehicles and human resources.
- Paying for essential treatment for the extremely poor and needy.