He who has health has hope; and he who has hope, has everything.
– Arabian Proverb –
In partnership with the Government of Kenya and Ministry of Health, our health program provides critical services to the community.
In an area spanning over 280,000 acres, MWCT employs the only doctor in the area, supports four health facilities with dispensaries and one clinic that is equipped with a modern laboratory for enhanced diagnosis and treatment, plus a lab technician and seven support staff. All facilities are sustainably solar-powered. MWCT additionally owns and operates the only ambulance service in the area.
Regular health outreaches to remote and underserved areas has resulted in improved immunization coverage among children, prenatal care among expectant mothers, and early disease detection and treatment including breast cancer and cervical cancer screenings.
MWCT holds regular sports tournaments as a form of youth friendly health promotion, with these events serving as forums for reproductive health seminars, and voluntary testing and counseling for HIV/AIDS.
Along with conducting annual advocacy workshops against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), MWCT is pursuing further initiatives to alleviate the prevalence of this act and encourage non-participation amongst families, teenage girls and community men.
MWCT employs a total of 13 staff in the health program including the only doctor within 280,000 acres.
The health program includes 1 doctor and 1 clinical officer, 1 laboratory technician who can perform important diagnostic tests, 1 public health officer to inspect and promote environmental health, 3 nurse aids, 3 cleaners, and 3 security guards.
EQUIPMENT & FACILITIES
Kuku Group Ranch boasts 5 operational health facilities – one health center constructed and equipped by MWCT with a modern laboratory for enhanced disease diagnosis and treatment. Four dispensary facilities are also heavily supported by MWCT, including the provision of eco-friendly and sustainable solar power and lighting, rainwater harvesting equipment, and furniture.
Construction by MWCT of a borehole with a pump and tank system at Iltilal Health center has greatly improved sanitation at the facility.
MWCT has equipped the health facilities with a Coulter counter (for complete blood counts), a Biochemistry analyzer (for liver & kidney function tests), a Microscope (for blood slide, urine & stool analysis tests and tuberculosis), and a Fridge for perishable medications and immunizations.
The MWCT Health program focuses on improving access to quality healthcare in health facilities, conducting medical outreaches to remote areas and developing innovative ways to promote disease prevention in the 280,000 acres Kuku Group Ranch.
Services provided include…
– General medical consultations and prescription of appropriate medications
– Minor surgical procedures such as foreign body removals, suturing of cuts etc
– Maternity services including prenatal examination and laboratory tests, child delivery and post natal follow-up
– Child health including immunizations and growth monitoring
– Women wellness clinics including breast cancer evaluation, cervical cancer screenings and family planning methods
– HIV testing, counseling and treatment
– Tuberculosis screening, diagnosis and treatment
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OUTREACH & EDUCATION
MWCT conducts regular health outreaches to remote and underserved areas. Most of these areas are over ten kilometers away from the nearest health facility. These outreaches have resulted in improvements in immunization coverage among children, prenatal care among expectant mothers and early disease detection and treatment. Health educational topics are also taught and discussed during outreaches.
A donation of just $185 will provide the medical supplies, ambulance service and volunteer allowances for one outreach.
MWCT provides youth friendly health promotion. Regular sport tournaments are very popular among the local youth and serve as forums for reproductive health seminars and voluntary testing and counseling for HIV/AIDS.
MWCT conducts annual advocacy workshops against Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) which bring together parents and at risk teenage girls and is working on a pilot program to further this campaign.
MWCT provides emergency patient transfer and referral through the operation of the only ambulance service available to the patients receiving care at the four health centers across 280,000 acres.
This has helped to overcome the harsh geographic terrain to bring assistance to critically ill patients – with 11 patients being help in 2014 and 19 patients in 2015.
The ambulance is equipped with ambu-bags, cervical and back immobilization equipment, limb splints, emergency resuscitation medications and intravenous fluids.
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