Health
 Kenya
Project #1653

Providing health care to 20,000 Kibera residents

by Carolina for Kibera, Inc.
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Summary

This project 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.
$5,450
total raised
73
donors
0
monthly donors
9
years active

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 700,000 residents suffer from many infectious diseases. However, there is also a severe shortage of health services. Tabitha Medical Clinic provides basic healthcare to 20,000 Kibera residents annually and serves as the referral clinic in the slum for the U.S. Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC).

Solution

CFK operates a clinic that provides anti-malarials, diagnostics, HIV/AIDS education and other primary care health services. If we continue our work, we will control and prevent the incidence of infectious diseases in the slum.

Long-Term Impact

The Tabitha Clinic will provide 20,000 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.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

http:/​/​cfk.unc.edu
Friends of Carolina for Kibera Facebook
Friends of Carolina for Kibera Facebook Cause
Carolina for Kibera MySpace Page

Organization Information

Carolina for Kibera, Inc.

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina - USA
Website: http:/​/​cfk.unc.edu
Project Leader:
Leann Bankoski
Executive Director
Chapel Hill, NC United States

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