In response to the tremendous need in Nairobi, Kenya, World Children's Fund paid for the construction and continues to support the on-going operating costs of a medical clinic located in the outskirts of Nairobi. Further project expansion included the addition of a lab, which because of the services now available has increased patient count dramatically.
The clinic provides free testing, health care and pharmaceutical dispensary services to several hundred orphans and vulnerable children who live adjacent to the clinic, as well as poor villagers from the surrounding community.
On a typical day, the waiting room is filled with mothers, holding babies. Many mothers have walked several kilometers to see the doctor.
According to Dr. Dennis Komen, who oversees clinic operations, common ailments are coughs, colds, respiratory illnesses, malaria, pneumonia and skin diseases. In addition to Dr. Komen, the clinic staff includes a full-time nurse and lab technician.
Because of committed partners and donors like you, impoverished children and families do not have to die unnecessarily from preventable diseases. Your investment in health development is saving lives in Kenya!