Med25 International – Mbita, Kenya (Finished)
- Impact: This health center is serving a community of 118,000 people in the Mbita District of Kenya.
- Why Mbita? The Mbita District currently ranks as Kenya’s highest in infant mortality and HIV/AIDS prevalence.
- Project Partners: MED25 International, Reach Out To Humanity (ROTH), Seattle International Foundation, Washington Global Health Alliance, Global Washington, SeeYourImpact, Kenyan Minister of Health, Kirindo Village Community Organization (CBO), Kasgunga Central Village Elder Group, Office of the Director of Development, FACES/KMET/Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation/UNICEF/Happen Youth Group
About the Facility:
- This Med25 Clinic will focus on prevention and treatment of major diseases including HIV, TB, malaria, waterborne illnesses, and respiratory and heart ailments. Our partner organization, MED25 International, will also offer voluntary counseling & testing for HIV, prenatal care, family planning, and vaccinations. The facility will be specifically designed to reduce waiting cues, prioritize critical care needs, improve conditions for the staff, and allow for service expansion. This health facility will allow access to high quality, culturally appropriate, affordable health care.
- Med25 clinic opened July of 2014. The revenue from the mortuary previously built by Construction for Change is now funding 90% of the clinics operating costs. Photo of the completed project above!