Health
 Kenya
Project #8395

Health services for 12,000 Kenyan school children

by Village Hopecore International
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Summary

Village Hopecore runs a school-based mobile clinic in the rural villages of Eastern Kenya that provides health services to 12,000 students and their families each year. We partner with 24 local elementary and secondary schools to visit each school every two months to provide comprehensive health education and services.
$4,530
total raised
47
donors
0
monthly donors
5
years active

Challenge

Chogoria is a rural community with high rates of poverty and disease and limited access to health resources. Children are extremely vulnerable in this situation: 60% of children suffer from malaria, 75% are affected by intestinal worms, and respiratory infections and diarrhea are leading causes of death. Childhood is a critical time for physical, mental and emotional development and serious health problems during this time can adversely affect an individual for the rest of their life.

Solution

We operate a mobile clinic that provides free health services at school, allowing students to access testing and treatment without the barriers of transportation and clinic fees. We provide malaria treatment, typhoid treatment, intestinal worm treatment, and antibiotics to all children with symptoms of disease. For prevention we begin each mobile clinic with health education session for students and provide subsized mosquito nets and water treatment to parents.

Long-Term Impact

This project will provide preventative and curative health services to over 12,000 children each year to reduce the high rates of disease and sickness among children in Kenya. Childhood diseases prevent children from gaining a productive and meaningful education, limiting their chances for a bright future. Improving the overall health and well-being of Kenyan school children is essential for the development of individuals, communities and the nation.

Additional Documentation

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

Resources

http:/​/​www.villagehopecore.org
The main website of our international organization
Introduction to our Public Health Program
Village Hopecore Facebook page for news & updates

Organization Information

Village Hopecore International

Location: Chogoria, Eastern Province - Kenya
Website: http:/​/​www.villagehopecore.org
Project Leader:
Anne Gildea
Managing Director
Chogoria, Maara District Kenya

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