Project #975

Support Child & Family Wellness shops in Kenya

by The HealthStore Foundation
May 18, 2012

New CFW clinics opened in Mwea and Ugunja

CFW--new clinic in Ugunja
CFW--new clinic in Ugunja

At the end of February 2012, we opened two new CFW clinics in Kenya:  one in Mwea (Central Kenya), and another in Ugunja (Western Kenya).  These new CFW clinics are designed to include several new components which we are evaluating for possible inclusion in future CFW clinics:

  • Locating the clinics in more densely populated low-income areas
  • Enhancing diagnostics by including a low-level laboratory inside each clinic
  • Enabling the CFW nurse to administer vaccinations as part of the Kenyan government’s vaccination program
  • Improving CFW signage and local marketing.

The grand openings of these two new CFW clinics were very successful.  Local people came to tour the new CFW clinics, to meet the clinics' staff, and to see public-health-oriented dramas enacted outside the clinics.  In this update to the GlobalGiving community, we've included some photos from the grand opening of the CFW clinic in Ugunja.

Special thanks to PARC Foundation for their generous support of the launch of the CFW clinic in Ugunja!

CFW--crowd watching public health drama--Ugunja
CFW--crowd watching public health drama--Ugunja
CFW--ribbon cutting at grand opening--Ugunja
CFW--ribbon cutting at grand opening--Ugunja
CFW--nurse explaining hygiene & prevention--Ugunja
CFW--nurse explaining hygiene & prevention--Ugunja

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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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