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Land purchased for new clinic

We are happy to announce the Kenya Health recently purchased 2 hectare of land where we will build a brand new clinic and accommodation for patients and families. This will significantly improve the health services we can offer as we will now have our own base to work from. The…

Michael

We meet many people during our free medical clinics in Kenya (hundreds, actually). Each and every person we see holds a special place in our heart and leaves an urge within us to go back and do more, see more and help more people. Meet Michael*. A 21-month old boy,…

February Trip 2016

It has been a while between blog posts, for a number of reasons.  But, 2016 is Kenya Health's Year! We currently have a team of 7 volunteers in Kenya at the moment, two of which were sent over with more than 100kgs of supplies!  The volunteers have just completed day…

Kenya Health Trip 2015

Over the past week and a half the Kenya Health team have been busy running clinics all over Kenya. They have seen over 1000 people across 6 clinics, with some clients being referred on. There are six more clinics to go for this trip to Kenya. They have managed to…

From one of our volunteers on her recent trip to Kenya

My trip to Kenya started with apprehension. What would I be confronted with ? Would I be up to the challenge? On arrival into Jomo Kenyatta International Airport I knew it was going to be a pleasant experience. The people I met were friendly, welcoming and warm.Nursing is personal and…

Exciting changes at the Rotary Club of Mt Warning AM

News from our generous sponsors Our wonderful sponsor club, the Rotary Club of Mt Warning AM hosted an information morning to keep everyone up-to-date with some changes and improvements within Rotary Australia World Community Service (RAWCS).It is through RAWCS that donations to Kenya Health are tax deductable. This is hugely…

A glimpse into our medical outreach clinics

It has been a very busy time for the team at Kenya Heath. While our new volunteers arrived a few weeks ago, some of the Kenya Health team have been helping out for well over a month already in Kenya. With just about four weeks left we definitely have our…

Registration of NGO in Kenya

Kenya Health is now officially registered as an NGO (non-government organisation) in Kenya. Our registered title will be Health Outreach Organisation Kenya (HOOK). This will give Kenya Health more credibility in Kenya and make it easier to do what we do. Dealing with government organisations and local authorities will be…

Introducing…

Hi, My name is Nicole, and I am going to be blogging with this amazing non-profit organisation for the next few months, spreading their name and sharing the wonderful things they are doing in people's lives in Kenya! My first introduction into Kenya Health was in 2012 when my mum…

Meet Denis and John

These two boys have been fortunate enough to have had surgery arranged by Kenya Health. They have been patiently waiting for more than a year. Both had very painful hernias which have now been repaired due to generous donations. John's condition was causing him to miss school and was affecting…

Safe Arrival in Kenya/Nakuru/Rafiki Mwema

Safe arrival in Kenya .....Safe arrival in Nakuru .....Safe arrival at Rafiki Mwema Rafiki Mwema is a home for sexually abused girls ages 2 to 12  and will be our home in Kenya . Our first meeting with the girls involved turning rope for skipping, playing red rover  and sitting…

Almost Ready

Less than a week to go until our next team of volunteers leaves for Kenya. Team members and supporters gathered for a meet and greet night where some stories were shared and new friendships began. Kathie & Deb will take on the role of team leaders. Ann, Terri, Kym ,Chris…

First Aid

First Aid training with the lovely staff at Rafiki Mwema. Looking forward to being back there in 2 weeks time. It will be almost time for a refresher to see how much everyone remembers.

Final Days In Kenya

Day 14 Saturday 26/10/13: Off to Prison! As with previous KH mission trips, we had been asked to provide a christian program for the inmates and so we set off with 12 M.I.A. children. One of our team members: Tagisia Krouse had been asked the previous year by our local…

Rhonda East and Mobile Clinics

Day 4: Thursday 17th October 2nd day of clinic at Rhonda east SDA church: it became quite a family affair as one of our regular local volunteers, Cyrus Kivuki's, baby son Denver came to clinic to receive his 9 month immunisation, as well as Cyrus's wife, mother and Grandma. The…

Our new team in Kenya: doing it the way Lyle would have done it.

Wednesday 16th October  Today we had a small clinic (I don't think it was advertised very well) only 119 people with 2 requiring surgical intervention in the very near future...  if we can raise the funds. Mostly chest, ear, eye, skin infections as per usual, with some family planning, gynaecological…

Bound for Kenya

A team meeting was held on Sunday to finalise our plans for our departure to Kenya on October 12th. It was with mixed emotions that we discussed the work that  Lyle, our Kenya health founder had started only a few short years ago. First item on the itinerary in Nakuru…

Upcoming October Trip

Planning is well underway for this trip. We have a team of 5 enthusiastic volunteers ready to go. The team of Tagisia, Corinna, Sue, Jan & Jan will be made up of four returning volunteers an one new person. There has been some serious fundraising efforts being made for the…

May 2013

Our May mission saw our nursing volunteers Lyle, Deb, Carole, Juliemae, Carol, Kathy and Hannah along with helpers Kenny & Rob, heading back to Nakuru, Kenya for another busy trip. This was a very successful trip on all counts with clinics run at the women’s prison, Lake Turkana, the truck…

Smiles, a graduation and the last minute whirlwind.

Day 30: Sunday 11th November M.I.A. 1 clinic re-visited: Kathie survived her sleep-over in the “Big girls” room: with Kabibi, Fraha, Diana and Mercy. Lyle rang and gave us a “to-do list” in case we got bored J Spent the morning on chores: laundry, re-stocking the last of our medications, mud-hut…

October 31st – November 10th

Day 20: Thursday 1st November: Today while Tagisia remained at MIA; to wash, cook, blog etc, the rest of the team experienced the horror & reality of a public hospital in a 3rd world country. Michele & Kathie were in the operating theatre where they observed practices that could only…

Where to begin?

Michelle and Tagisia remained at M.I.A. to update this blog, restock for the clinic this afternoon at the M.I.A. school (for the surrounding community) Meanwhile Corinna and Kathie went and took Esther to the E.N.T. clinic at P.G.H.......... Lyle...(I'll let Corinna and Kathie fill in this part of the blog…

L O N G day

What a L O N G day! It took practically all day to gain an appointment with the M.O.H. but in the end it was all worth it. After perusing our letter, he gave approval, with the conditions that we (1) provide 200shillings maximum per community health worker / refreshments…

Provincial General Hospital in Nakuru

Lyle rang this morning and gave approval for the various cases we'd identified as being the most urgent, in need of  intervention. Fortunately, we were able to obtain an appointment for this afternoon at 2.30pm for Beatrice. We also tried to get in contact with the lady who needs a…

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