Nairobi, Kenya: Dagoretti Community Health Center
Kenya, 2010, 2011
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Since 2003, Save Africa's Children has conducted medical camps to provide crucial health screenings and services to men, women and children who donít have regular access to a doctor or a clinic. These free medical camps have met the health needs of the thousands of children.
In 2008, the need for on-going healthcare access prompted Save Africaís Children to partner with Cornerstone Faith Assembly to build Dagoretti Community Health Empowerment Center in Nairobi, Kenya adjacent to the Kibera slums. This permanent health care center serves the low income and slum areas of Nairobi (Ngando, Kawangware, Lenana and Congo) year round, encompassing a population of about 1 million people.
In 2010, SAC expanded its medical camps to include Namanga, Kenya. Dagoretti Clinic serves as a base for remote medical camps to reach rural populations. Namanga is a rural community near the Kenya and Tanzania border that is populated by the nomadic Masai people. Many children living in these environments receive little, or no, medical attention before visiting our medical camp.
In 2011, Save Africaís Children, funded a new laboratory at Dagoretti Clinic to expand award-winning Volunteer Counseling and Testing (VCT) services to allow for HIV testing and other laboratory services onsite. The laboratory also assists medical staff with the ability to perform diagnoses and offer various treatments.