Friends of Buburi

Like many rural communities in Kenya, the majority of the 10,000 people in the Buburi area live in extreme poverty; confronted by malnutrition, malaria and the devastating affects of HIV and AIDS. Many suffer from conditions for which they are unable to access or afford the necessary treatment, resulting in many preventable deaths, particularly in children under 5. By working closely with clinic staff, the Buburi Community Committee, Ministry of Health and other local organisations, our vision is of a self-governed and financially independent clinic that improves the health care of rural communities in Western Kenya.Our mission is to support the Buburi Health Clinic and its staff, enabling t...
Transform midwifery in rural Kenya and save lives
 
This project will fund a midwife for a year, allowing us to provide 24 hour care. Many poor women in rural Kenya do not have access to a midwife during pregnancy and birth, consequently the maternal death rate is a shocking 510 per 100,000 births, in the UK it is 9 per 100,000 (UNICEF 2015). Every woman that dies leaves a family without its principal carer. Children without a mother are more likely to suffer from malnutrition, abuse and have low academic attainment. Let's change this together. project reportread updates from the field
 
   

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