During our time in Kenya, we have been conducting basic research on what medical services are available for remote villages. Sadly, our findings revealed that there vital services such as immunizations, maternal/child health care, mental health care, and physical disability support are rare.
MCOH was able to finance the cost of building a rehabilitation centre in Mikinduri, Kenya. MCOH reached out to some established organizations including AMREF (African Medical Research and Education Foundation), APDK (Association for the Physically Disabled of Kenya), AIC Care Orthopedic Hospital, and Cantelengo Mission Hospital. At the clinic, patients are now able to get prosthetics and other assistive devices along with their rehabilitation treatments. The staff of the rehabilitation centre conduct outreach clinics in remote areas. These outreach clinics provide basic health care and provide basic health education and training for parents.
On Magetta Island, MOCH has partnered with the local medical centre and their network of community health volunteers. The volunteers act as leaders to provide training on maternal/child health, nutrition, personal hygiene, deworming, respiratory, ENT, and women’s rights.