Reoccurring care for those who need it most
Kenya Health provides ongoing care through the employment of a fully qualified local nurse / midwife who provides care and follows up to the people who are seen at out clinics. Kenya Health has taken on a number of patients who require ongoing care, some of which will need some form of care for the rest of their lives. Meet some of the people receiving ongoing care from Kenya Health:
We also provide ongoing care through the employment of a fully qualified local nurse / midwife who provides care and follow up to the people who are seen at out clinics. On our visit to Kenya in Feb 2012 we identified a need at the Nakuru Hospice which provides care for the terminally ill. They were badly in need of basic medications, especially pain relief. Kenya Health has taken this on as an ongoing project.
One of our projects that we are currently undergoing is providing three groups of local health workers the materials and insecticide needed to eradicate Jiggers in their village areas. Jiggers, otherwise known as chigoe flea, can cause an infection often in the foot which can cause serve complications for those affected. This program has treated more than 400 children and adults suffering from Jiggers’ infestations so far and as we expand we hope those numbers will only grow.
We are currently providing 3 groups of local health workers the materials and insecticide needed to eradicate jiggers in their village areas. This program has so far treated more than 400 children and adults suffering from jiggers’ infestations.
Many people in Kenya are living with HIV. Twice as many women as men are affected, especially young women. The use of anti retrovirals has increased and infection rates are beginning to decline. At some clinics we are able to provide a local nurse trained in this area to provide testing and referral. Treatment is free but stigma and discrimination remain an issue.