Support Child & Family Wellness shops in Kenya

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CFWshops is a pioneering franchise network of basic medical clinics & drug shops in Kenya, each owned & operated by a Kenyan nurse or community health worker, preventing & treating prevalent diseases.

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

On average, 25,000 people die every day in developing countries for want of basic medicines that cost less than a cup of coffee. Treatable and preventable diseases claiming the most lives are malaria, respiratory infections, diarrhea, and tuberculosis. CFWshops targets villages in rural Kenya with inadequate access to essential medicines, underserved by the existing public and private health infrastructure. An adopted clinic can serve 5 to 10 thousand people each year.

How will this project solve this problem?

Each clinic enables treatment and prevention of malaria, respiratory infections, worms, amoebiasis, and diarrhea. Adoption supports monthly deliveries of medicines and preventatives, ongoing training for franchisees, community outreach, and more.

Potential Long Term Impact

In 2007 the CFWshops network served over 500,000 patients and customers. As a franchise network, CFWshops will continue to grow in Kenya, eventually reaching millions of people per year with lifesaving medicines and diseases prevention.

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).


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Project Leader

Greg Starbird Starbird

Vice President, The HealthStore Foundation®
Nairobi, Kenya

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