Health
 Kenya
Project #4955

Medical Care and Surgery for Poor and Sick Kenyans

by FICCS (Foundation for International Cardiac and Children's Services)

Summary

Train, educate and provide the infrastructure to improve the healthcare system in Kenya. Decrease women and children dying due to preventable diseases through increased access to quality services.
$387.50
total raised
5
donors
0
monthly donors
6
years active

Challenge

Kenya has extreme poverty and lack of basic medical supplies, such as gauze or tape and even medicines. Most people cannot afford a meal let alone get proper medical care and oftentimes patients sell their medicines simply to get food. A lack of quality medical facilities and surgeons, there are only 3 heart surgeons for nearly 40 million people in Kenya, results in a large number of patients needing diagnostics and treatment simply to die. "You are lucky to turn 5 in Kenya", According to the UN

Solution

We donate state of the art medical equipment, we train local physicians, nurses and technicians and these trained workers take their new skills and tools into communities where thousands of people are given treatment they otherwise would not receive.

Long-Term Impact

To overcome the lack of healthcare in poor communities 400 HIV infected women will have access to improved services; 2,000 children will have access to medical care and food and clinics will have access to medical equipment, training and supplies.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).

Resources

http:/​/​www.globalfics.webs.com
Physician Brings Gift of Life to Kenya - Article
Video: Women with AIDS have Hope for the Future
Video: Clinic for AIDS orphans

Organization Information

FICCS (Foundation for International Cardiac and Children's Services)

Location: Wilmette, Illinois - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.ficcs.net
FICCS (Foundation for International Cardiac and Children's Services)
Project Leader:
Stacy Harris
Nairobi, Nairobi Kenya

Funded Project!

Combined with other sources of funding, this project raised enough money to fund the outlined activities and is no longer accepting donations.
   

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