Carolina for Kibera 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. By supporting this project, you will allow CFK to expand current health services to include comprehensive maternity care through the establishment of a maternity care ward in Kibera.
Due to the population density and lack of basic infrastructure in Kibera, including access to basic government services, like sanitation and sewage, rates of communicable diseases are high, and preventable and curable infections like flu, diarrhea, and tuberculosis become life threatening . For residents, health issues start at birth, and it is often difficult for residents to access or afford health care services.
Our Tabitha Medical Clinic serves over 27,000 patients each year, providing primary care, x-ray, ultrasound, pharmacy, laboratory, family planning, HIV counseling and testing, cervical cancer screening and immunizations.. Our community health outreach initiatives provide health education, prevention, and access to healthcare with over 100 community health volunteers who deliver home-based public health education.
Combining comprehensive quality medical care in tandem with community health education and prevention makes a dramatic difference in the health of the community. With support, the Tabitha clinic can become accredited as a Tier 3 medical facility through the construction of a labor and delivery room, enabling us to offer comprehensive maternity care. Improved tracking of key health indicators and a structured referral network will allow us to better serve a greater number of Kiberans every year.