Project #975

Support Child & Family Wellness shops in Kenya

by The HealthStore Foundation


CFWshops is a pioneering franchise network of basic medical clinics & drug shops in Kenya, each owned & operated by a Kenyan nurse or community health worker, preventing & treating prevalent diseases.
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On average, 25,000 people die every day in developing countries for want of basic medicines that cost less than a cup of coffee. Treatable and preventable diseases claiming the most lives are malaria, respiratory infections, diarrhea, and tuberculosis. CFWshops targets villages in rural Kenya with inadequate access to essential medicines, underserved by the existing public and private health infrastructure. An adopted clinic can serve 5 to 10 thousand people each year.


Each clinic enables treatment and prevention of malaria, respiratory infections, worms, amoebiasis, and diarrhea. Adoption supports monthly deliveries of medicines and preventatives, ongoing training for franchisees, community outreach, and more.

Long-Term Impact

In 2007 the CFWshops network served over 500,000 patients and customers. As a franchise network, CFWshops will continue to grow in Kenya, eventually reaching millions of people per year with lifesaving medicines and diseases prevention.

Additional Documentation

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


CWFshops, Child and Family Wellness Shops

Organization Information

The HealthStore Foundation

Location: Minneapolis, MN - USA
Website: http:/​/​
Project Leader:
Greg Starbird Starbird
Vice President, The HealthStore Foundation®
Nairobi, Kenya

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