This project pays for urgent medical needs - life-saving tests for typhoid and malaria, medications, treatment for injuries, illness, disease and hospitalizations. Olalo works with local hospitals to ensure those who would otherwise go without treatment, get the medical care needed, promoting health and saving lives. The tests and medications for malaria and typhoid average less than $30...just $30 to save a life...impossible to pay for community members, but pocket-change to most of us!
With over 50% of Kenya's population living in poverty, many families struggle to survive on $1 a day. Choosing medical help for a sick child or feeding the family for the day are hard decisions, but food usually wins out. Poor living conditions lead to many diseases, typhoid or malaria. Left untreated, these very treatable conditions worsen to more serious illnesses sometimes leading to death. Inexpensive medications, pocket-change to us yet unattainable for the poor, saves lives!
The project identifies those who suffer without relief because of their poverty, giving them access to urgent medical treatment at local hospitals. The low cost for medical procedures, treatments and medications increases the number of children and families Olalo can help. In many cases we can provide transportation for those too far from town or too ill to get there on their own.
A healthier population benefits the entire community. Healthy bodies resistant to illness leads to less time missed in school for students and increased productivity in the workplace. Inexpensive tests and medications restore health and save lives, while immediate treatment for accidents and injuries allow for better, faster healing and overall improved living conditions.