Our partners at Womankind Kenya are hard at work to bring mobile clinics and medical outreach to the rural populations of Garissa Country hard hit by the famine. In Garissa County, access to health information and services are extremely limited. As families are struggling to meet their basic human needs of food and water, health conditions are deteriorating. Cases of malaria and malnutrition are rising. These health concerns are particularly true for women, who are overwhelmingly responsible for collecting food and water for their families. With famine and drought, women have had to walk increasingly far distances in search of water and food for their families, compromising their health and hygiene.
With our local partners Womankind Kenya, MADRE is working to reduce clinical and nutritional ailments in Garissa Country through the creation of a mobile health clinic. Medical units will travel to rural populations in Garissa County to provide medication to treat malaria and typhoid as well as supplementary feeding to curb malnutrition. Medical staff will also host health workshops to increase awareness on prevention and treatment of common ailments, hygiene and sanitation.
We look forward to bringing you more updates on the mobile health clinics in Garissa County soon!
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