Supporting Health Care in Kenya
Health services can be limited. People can be forced to travel up to 30km to access health care.
In the rural communities approximately 40% of daily earnings could be spent just to see a doctor.
The charity has been able to build six medical clinics and continues to support these with medical supplies thanks to your donations.
Outreach clinics are also run 25-30 km away from our main clinic to reach those who are unable to travel when medical trustees visit.
The most common diseases seen include HIV/Aids, malaria, diarrhoea and vomiting, TB, amoebic dysentery and typhoid.
Increasing rates of high blood pressure and diabetes are being seen in the local population.
The National Hospital Insurance Fund was initially introduced in 1966 aiming to improve health care for Kenyans.
The card covers the cost of inpatient and outpatient care for the whole family for one year.
The card costs approximately £60 for the year.
To date, the charity has funded over 100 cards each year, thanks to your support.
The charity has a dedicated eye clinic which opened in 2018.
The biggest causes of blindness in the area are cataracts, followed by glaucoma.
We are now able to fund an eye surgeon to visit the clinic every two months.
Patients no longer have to travel to Nairobi for surgery.
A cataract operation costs just £40.
Outreach eye clinics take place during trustee visits.Due to dimly lit homes, classrooms and places of work, many people suffer with visual impairments.
Over 5,000 pairs of glasses have been recycled in the last 10 years.
Your donations have enabled several hundred people to have their sight restored through cataract surgery.
Ruby Cup is a menstrual cup, made of 100% medical silicone and reusable for up to 10 years.
As a donator partner with Ruby Cup, the charity currently runs projects in primary and secondary schools.
With the help of Ruby Cup trainers, we promote the use of the cup and empower young females to make a difference to their lives.
In Kenya, 50% of school-age girls do not have access to sanitary products. It is estimated on average four school days every month are lost due to menstruation. UNESCO.
For as little as £10 one girl can receive a cup, training and ongoing support.
With your donations, the charity has been able to support the distribution of over 1,000 cups.