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Apr 9, 2014

New CFW clinic now open in Kibera slum

CFW clinics - Kibera photo 1
CFW clinics - Kibera photo 1

We're excited to announce that we've opened a new CFW clinic in the Kibera slum in Nairobi.

This CFW clinic is located next to a busy terminus and entry to one of the busiest part of the slum.  We've entered the GPS coordinates in this update so you can see it on a map, and have also uploaded 5 photos.

This particular part of the community is dominated by low income earners, the majority of whom are reported to earn $1 - $2 per day.  The majority of nearby residents walk to and from their work place to the slum; they mostly work as casual laborers in the Nairobi Industrial area.  Surrounding the CFW clinic is an area of high business activity, especially in the evening when people are coming back from work.  We hope this leads to high patient traffic at the CFW clinic.

The clinic is based in the Olympics area in the Soweto cluster, with a population of approximately 54,000 registered voters.  This community lacks basic amenities such as clean water, toilets, and electricity.

The CFW clinic is a company-operated clinic run by Hellen Larabi, a Registered Community Health Nurse.  Hellen qualified in 1997 from the school of nursing with a certificate in community health, and then upgraded to a Diploma in Nursing in 2004.  Before joining CFW in early 2014, she gained experience working for both the Ministry of Health and a US not-for-profit organization.

Congratulations to Hellen and the CFW team for successfully opening this new CFW clinic!

CFW clinics - Kibera photo 2
CFW clinics - Kibera photo 2
CFW clinics - Kibera photo 3
CFW clinics - Kibera photo 3
CFW clinics - Kibera photo 4
CFW clinics - Kibera photo 4
CFW clinics - Kibera photo 5
CFW clinics - Kibera photo 5
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Greg Starbird Starbird

Vice President, The HealthStore Foundation®
Nairobi, Kenya

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