To reduce incidences of infant mortality, preventable disease and associated suffering experienced by the isolated Turkana in this remote region of Northern Kenya by providing access to basic primary health care services including vaccinations, preventative medicines, and education.
It ran from 10:00 AM, 5 December 2011 to 4:00 PM, 22 December 2011
Registered Charity in England and Wales (1035688)
The project aims to address the health and welfare needs of the remote nomadic/semi-nomadic population of North Turkana, an inhospitable region in Northern Kenya, through provision of vaccinations, medicines for the treatment of illness like TB, neo-natal care, treatments for aids , provision of a treatment service for injuries and preventable disease. No other health provider is active in the region, our programme provides the only access to health services for a major part of the population.
The health care services provided include immunization of under fives, antenatal/postnatal care, health education, home visits, follow-up of patients with chronic illness, treatment and home based care for HIV/AIDS patients, seminars, nutrition and school health programmes, attendance and referral of medical emergencies. In school term de-worming is done and health education/medical check-ups -cases of infection are detected and referred to the nearest dispensary for management and follow-up
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