Health
 Kenya
Project #6379

Providing Healthcare to 45,000 in a Kenyan slum

by Carolina for Kibera, Inc.
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Summary

Your assistance will provide desperately needed health care, family planning, counseling, and testing/laboratory services through the Tabitha Clinic for 45,000 people in the Kibera slum of Kenya.
$230
total raised
6
donors
0
monthly donors
5
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 1 million residents suffer from many infectious diseases. Meanwhile, there is a severe shortage of health services. The Tabitha Medical Clinic provides basic healthcare to 45,000 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 provided the funding to continue our work, we will control and prevent the incidence of infectious diseases in the slum.

Long-Term Impact

The Tabitha Clinic will provide 45,000 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.

Organization Information

Carolina for Kibera, Inc.

Location: Chapel Hill, North Carolina - USA
Website: http:/​/​cfk.unc.edu
Project Leader:
George Kogolla
Nairobi, Kenya

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