Providing Healthcare to 45,000 in a Kenyan slum

 
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Summary

Your assistance will provide desperately needed health care, family planning, counseling, and testing/laboratory services through the Tabitha Clinic for 45,000 people in the Kibera slum of 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 1 million residents suffer from many infectious diseases. Meanwhile, there is a severe shortage of health services. The Tabitha Medical Clinic provides basic healthcare to 45,000 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 provided the funding to 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 45,000 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.

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Organization

Carolina for Kibera, Inc.

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

Project Leader

George Kogolla

Nairobi, Kenya

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