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Providing health care to 20,000 Kibera residents

 
$5,450
$19,550
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Summary

This project provides primary health care and laboratory services to more than 20,000 residents in one of the most densely populated areas in the world, the Kibera slum of Nairobi, Kenya.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

Kibera, located in Nairobi, Kenya, is one of the most densely populated urban settlements worldwide. Because Kibera lacks basic government services, like sanitation and sewage, the slum's 700,000 residents suffer from many infectious diseases. However, there is also a severe shortage of health services. Tabitha Medical Clinic provides basic healthcare to 20,000 Kibera residents annually and serves as the referral clinic in the slum for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).

How will this project solve this problem?

CFK operates a clinic that provides anti-malarials, diagnostics, HIV/AIDS education and other primary care health services. If we continue our work, we will control and prevent the incidence of infectious diseases in the slum.

Potential Long Term Impact

The Tabitha Clinic will provide 20,000 Kiberans with basic healthcare for treatable, infectious diseases, as well as educate them on epidemics like HIV/AIDS, allowing for greater disease control and for Kibera residents to live healthier lives.

Funding Information

This project has been retired and is no longer accepting donations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

Retired Project

This project is no longer accepting donations.

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Organization

Carolina for Kibera, Inc.

Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
http://cfk.unc.edu

Project Leader

Leann Bankoski

Executive Director
Chapel Hill, NC United States

Where is this project located?

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