Carego International

Our mission is to improve the health status of underserved populations by advancing healthcare delivery through innovative modular facilities and cloud-based IT solutions as well as fund the extended education of the girls of Kayole Rehabilitation Centre for Girls.
Nov 23, 2011

LiveWell Clinics Project Report Fall 2011

LiveWell Clinics projects report Fall 2011

Clinics

Our newest clinic will be known as the 'Masimba Clinic' and is a Satellite clinic in Kayole.  Building works are almost complete, we expect branding to be done next week and will open 1st of November.  

 We are having a mini-launch of our Kerugoya Clinic this Saturday 22nd October.  Guest of Honors will include the Mayor of Kerugoya, the District Commissioner and the Medical Officer of Health is also expected.  Full preparations in gear, definitely will send a report and pictures after.

 Community Outreach

 LiveWell is happy to announce the appointment of 7 'LiveWell Ambassadors' in Kayole.  The seven are all highly respected women working and living in Kayole, who have used LiveWell Services.  Ambassadors will act as key liaisons for LiveWell in the community, promoting trial of LiveWell services and most importantly, providing us with feedback from the community and suggesting improvements in service packages and delivery.  We shall share profiles of the Ambassadors with time, and look to replicate these appointments at all clinics.  We also wish to recruit men as Ambassadors, to build up to 10 Ambassadors for the main Kayole Clinic.

 YTD Treatment

 In September LiveWell Clinics provided over 2,000 treatments to needy patients, a growth of over 100% of numbers recorded in January!

 Prevention Programs

October is 'Hygiene and Prevention' Month at LiveWell.  In addition to provision of free Breast Cancer Checks, LiveWell Clinics are all promoting improved Hygiene through talks at nearby Schools and with organised womens' and MFI groups.  We also have special offers on toothpaste, toothbrushes, disinfectant and soaps.

 Leveraging Technology

Our clinic in Matopeni is the first recipient of Carego Internationals practiceforce Electronic Patient Record application.  LiveWell Clinics also uses healthsoft application in the Kayole clinic to manage patient records.  At LiveWell Clinics we are utilizing these technologies with our mobile Early Detection and Technology System (EDPS) so community healthcare workers can diagnose and detect disease as they reach into rural areas to deliver healthcare.  We are committed to leveraging sustainable innovation to impact healthcare in rural areas.

Jul 21, 2011

LiveWell Cards Project Update July

Lab Technician Catherine Wahu and Recipient
Lab Technician Catherine Wahu and Recipient

We are pleased to submit an update to our LiveWell Cards Project.  Project to date we have raised money to deliver healthcare services to over 100 Kenyans.

Below are two patient stories from our newest clinic in Matopeni which opened in April.

- A young student attending Kayole North Primary school  was referred by the
school deputy teacher who identified her as a needy child. She fell ill while at school and her parents
could not be reached. The primary school is one of the major institution earmarked for outreach
activities in Matopeni by LiveWell clinics. She was diagnosed and treated for pnuemonia after receiving a livewell card.

- An elderly lady was brought to the clinic by her friend and relative who from their opinion could
not raise money for her treatment. She is a residence of Kayole spring valley. She was provided
a livewell card and her visit resulted in diagnosis and treatment for malaria.

As a result of the LiveWell Cards given to patients who visited our Matopeni Clinic in May some of the diagnosis and treatment included Septic rush, 3 cases of Malaria, URTI,Pheumonia,Soft tissue and Amoebiasis.

USAID SHOPS project update also posted increased patient visits and sales in our Matopeni clinic.  (please read attached USAID SHOPS Website update on our clinics.

In other news our company was featured on CNN International Marketplace where Liza Kimbo our President discussed our innovative health model and need for funding. (Please see attached Link)

Nurse Helen Okumu and a LiveWell Card Recipient
Nurse Helen Okumu and a LiveWell Card Recipient

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Apr 13, 2011

New Clinic opens with hundreds in attendance 4/9

LiveWell Launch April 9th, 2011

For Release:

On April 9, 2011, LiveWell Health Clinics officially launched its network in the Kayole neighborhood in Embakasi District of Nairobi. LiveWell is dedicated to providing high quality health services to poor people through a commercially viable model. The network includes a full service hub clinic with consultations, pharmacy, and lab services and community outreach and information; and a new satellite clinic, pharmacy and lab serving Matopeni, a fast growing slum. The network will provide quality primary health care to this underserved market with a focus on bundled services for safe motherhood, well baby and chronic disease and family planning services.

Several hundred people attended the launch. The atmosphere was festive with local music, youth theater and comments of support and partnership from the District Medical Officer, the District Officer, the Kayole Location Chief, and private sector sponsors from Faulu Microfinance Ltd, Family Bank, Resolution Health Insurance, Airtel and others. A free health camp, supported by the district health management team, provided child health and nutrition services, blood pressure screenings, reproductive health and family planning consultations and free family pharmacy and products. Over 350 people were served.   

 The USAID SHOPS project provides technical assistance to LiveWell Health Clinics as an innovative business model reaching the base of the pyramid. SHOPS assisted development of a business and marketing plan and an outreach strategy to specifically target low income people. With this strategy, LiveWell is establishing a broad referral network through extensive community partnership with private sector employers, community groups, and schools. LiveWell partnerships will provide discounted outpatient health coverage of to members or employees and their families. Partners are also linked to LiveWell’s micro finance and insurance partners to help manage the cost of their healthcare. This strategy will establish LiveWell as an active member of the community, invested in positive health outcomes for community members and businesses.

 We are very pleased to have LiveWell launching its services.

 The Embakasi District is one of the most densely populated areas in great East Africa. The government facilities are not fully adequate to reach the people and private sector partners like LiveWell health clinics is essential. The government is very keen to partner with the private sector and the LiveWell network.

                                                Tius Ondachi, District Officer Embakasi District, Nairobi

 The launch means you are officially open and we are happy to partner to establish package for Matatu Association members. Right now we don’t have a facility that can provide services with specifically our members’ needs in mind.

                                                            Chairman, Matatu Association – East Nairobi

 I am please with LiveWell Clinics. Dr. Allen knows all of my children’s health situations. It is important for me to have a doctor who knows my family.

                                                            Mother in Kayole

 We are happy to be working with LiveWell, they are providing good health services to our members. Combined with our micro finance and Faulu Afya health insurance we can provide great access for health services to people in Kayole.

                                                           Account Manager, Faulu Microfinance Ltd, Kayole Office

Private sector employers need to take note of the LiveWell clinic model, and sign up their employees to receive service here, as their services are very affordable.

                                                            Mr. James Murigu, Private Sector Employer

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