Health
 Kenya
Project #17906

Mobile Clinics for Villages in Marakwet, Kenya

by HealthRight International
Vetted

Summary

HealthRight's PMNH+ project seeks to improve access to quality health services in the remote communities of Marakwet, Kenya. To achieve this goal, this Global Giving project will provide medicines and health supplies for the health workers who travel across the county offering services through mobile clinics.
$10,800.00
total raised
25
donors
0
monthly donors
2
years active

Challenge

Kenya's health system is under-resourced and under-staffed, which has left 65% of the country without access to essential medicines. In rural areas of Kenya, accessing the nearest health center can become problematic; patients either have to pay for transportation, or, if they cannot afford it, have to walk an average of three hours to the nearest health center. Walking to the clinic is particularly burdensome if the patient is extremely ill or going into labor.

Solution

Each month, HealthRight supports 20 mobile clinics which serve an average of 1,200 patients. The mobile teams consult patients and provide essential services to Kenyans living in these remote villages. Some of the most common services that are available through the mobile clinics include growth monitoring for infants, prenatal care for pregnant women, immunizations, deworming medication, first aid, treatments for diarrhea and malaria, and family planning education.

Long-Term Impact

Patients living in remote villages in Marakwet, Kenya will have better access to quality health care without the burden of cost and/or transportation. Over time, the mobile clinics will improve immunizations coverage, increase treatment rates for malaria and diarrhea and serve thousands of rural Kenyans.

Resources

http:/​/​www.healthright.org

Organization Information

HealthRight International

Location: New York, NY - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.healthright.org
Project Leader:
Jennifer Snell
New York, NY United States

Funded Project!

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

Still want to help?

Find another project in Kenya or in Health that needs your help.
Find a Project

Learn more about GlobalGiving

Teenage Science Students
Vetting +
Due Diligence

Snorkeler
Our
Impact

Woman Holding a Gift Card
Give
Gift Cards

Young Girl with a Bicycle
GlobalGiving
Guarantee

Sign up for the GlobalGiving Newsletter

WARNING: Javascript is currently disabled or is not available in your browser. GlobalGiving makes extensive use of Javascript and will not function properly with Javascript disabled. Please enable Javascript and refresh this page.