Prenatal care: Maternity and ensuring safe childbirth
Intent on reducing neonatal and maternal mortality in Todonyang, we work with women to raise awareness about the importance of regular clinical monitoring during their pregnancies. This service is provided both in our clinic or by our mobile clinic and seeks to prevent possible difficulties that may arise during pregnancy.
Our clinic coordinates large annual vaccination campaigns that take place throughout the Todonyang region and around the Ethiopian border. Our goal is to immunise the local population against endemic diseases, such as the likes of polio, meningitis or measles, among others.
Assistance to HIV patients
This initiative works towards detecting, assisting and monitoring patients suffering from problems derived from malnutrition. In most of these cases, the patients are HIV positive, notably minors, who need to be well fed in order to be able to take the medicines that help combat the virus. Working in coordination with the Government of Kenya, we provide patients with food (maize, beans, rice, sugar, meat, watermelon, milk) and medicines in order to contribute to improve their quality of life.
Primary medical assistance
Thanks to this service, over 10,000 people receive basic health care assistance each month, either at our dispensary or through the assistance offered by our mobile clinic, which periodically visits some of the region’s most remote settlements. Furthermore, it also dispenses hygiene products among the population. In addition, if the cases are severe or require specialised medical assistance, referrals to hospitals located at Lodwar, Eldoret or Nairobi are arranged.
Recruitment and training
We train our clinic’s medical staff and also organise training sessions for non-professional caregivers, as well as for traditional healers who work in the region. During these sessions, we instruct them on how to identify diseases such as polio, measles or tetanus so that they can be prepared to recognise them when they are on-field working in isolated communities. In addition, we teach and apprise them on the importance of taking the patients to the clinic.