Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria

by Network for Ecofarming in Africa
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria

Project Report | Jul 8, 2019
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria

By Lucy Mathenge | Project Assistant

We are happy to have another opportunity to report and update people on Kokwa Island progress. In our previous report we reported that there was urgent need of relief food for the Kokwa community due to the prolonged drought in most parts of the country where Kokwa was much affected. We appreciate all the support given by our friends towards Kokwa community. We received food donations from our good friends and we were grateful for the wonderful support, thank you very much. There have been rains in most parts of the country and we are very optimistic that there will be plenty food in the country. Kokwa has received some rains also but due to the rocky land, we are not expecting them to do any farming but in one way or the other the economic status will improve. There were plans to fundraise for mosquito nets as earlier reported but due to the urgency of relief food, we decided to address the issue first. Since now things are shaping up, we hope to embark of projects fundraising to ensure that the community health is addressed and improved. It is sad to report that the new dispensary which was being constructed by the county government is yet to be in use after so many years and the community is highly affected by the situation. The community who is out of the Island most of the times is not able to do much especially in serious cases and assisting pregnant women in delivering. Most of the women have been delivering in their small huts with very poor hygiene an issue which has been forwarded to the county government but nothing has been done. We are sensitizing the community so that they can raise their voices on the matter since the dispensary committee members have tried in vain. We will be having a meeting with them soon to discuss the issues and help them do an official letter to the county government ad if possible assist them to meet the team concerned. Community members with serious and special cases are being referred to other hospitals to seek for further medication but due to inadequate funds most of them are not going to the referral facilities which is now alarming. During our meeting with the community, we will follow up on those cases and discuss ways of addressing them. We don’t take for granted any support given to this community and on their behalf we are very grateful and appreciate the support given. Thank you very much and please don’t get tired as these community members need all us.

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Apr 3, 2019
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria

By Lucy Mathenge | Project Assistant

Jan 3, 2019
Protect 1800 people on Kokwa Island from Malaria

By Lucy Mathenge | Project Assistant

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Network for Ecofarming in Africa

Location: MOLO, RIFT VALLEY - Kenya
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Network for Ecofarming in Africa
Samuel Muhunyu
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Samuel Muhunyu
Project Leader
Molo , Rift Valley Kenya

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