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Kenya

Healthcare and Drought Relief

Efforts in Kenya focus on the critical healthcare challenges specific to Lwala, near Lake Victoria, and emergency relief from the life threatening impact of the drought in Turkana District, Northern Kenya. RMF supports the Lodwar District Hospital (DH), Turkana Mobile Outreach and the Ochieng Memorial Lwala Community Health Center to meet the holistic health needs of all members of the Lwala community, including it’s poorest, and whenever possible health problems are addressed at the root through community health interventions. Lodwar District Hospital (LDH) is the only functional government regional referral hospital for all of Turkana region, spanning a population of almost 1,000,000. The people of Turkana, other populations of Northwestern Kenya and even people from across the borders from Uganda and South Sudan seek help at the DH when they need more advanced care that cannot be provided at dispensaries, health centers, or private health clinics. Our mobile outreach program also reaches more than 79,000 people in villages too far away from the DH to access.

 

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