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Masai Mara Medical Support

The Land & Life Foundation is committed to provide medical supplies and equipment, free medical camps and staff capacity building, addressing the core priorities of healthcare in Laikipia and the Maasai Mara.

The Land & Life Foundation is committed to providing medical supplies and equipment, free medical camps and staff capacity building, addressing the core priorities of healthcare in Laikipia and the Masai Mara.

For eight years, we have been supporting the Aitong Health Centre in the Masai Mara, providing much-needed supplies and holding free annual medical camps open to the Maasai population in the area.

In late 2018, we partnered with Ewaso Dispensary in Laikipia committing to improving their infrastructure, supporting their monthly mobile clinics as well as providing training to the clinic staff.

Since this program started in 2012, we have treated a total of 4,520 people, thanks to our highly acclaimed volunteers from Kenya’s top hospitals.

During our most recent medical camp held in October 2018 in partnership with Oasis Health, Kicheche, Safarilink Aviation, Saruni, Mara North Conservancy, Ministry of Health (Narok West) and NHIF, we treated 865 patients. The three-day medical camp was attended by volunteer experts from Oasis Health (three General Practitioners, two dentists, two Obstetrician/Gynaecologists, a paediatrician, clinicians, nurses, lab technicians and pharmacist from Aitong Health Center.

Patients were given free counselling on family planning, voluntary counselling and testing for HIV and diabetes, and screening for prostate cancer. We donated over $1,900 worth of medical supplies

To read more about the details of the medical camp, please click here to see the report.

4,520 patients treated free of charge to date.

To date, together with our partners, we have donated:

Medical supplies that include antibiotics, analgesics, antifungal, antihistamines, hormonal contraceptives, and antacids, multivitamins such as iron supplements, dewormers, as well as random blood sugar testing kit, safety boxes, syringes, examination gloves, blood pressure machines, portable weighing scales, 4 inverter batteries worth $748, examination beds, vaginal speculums, First aid kits, Feminine hygiene products, Pregnancy test kits, Blood pressure cuffs, Stethoscopes, Laerdal oxygen pump, Oxygen gauge, Suction machine, Syringes and needles, Stethoscope for pregnancy, ENT torches and many more much needed supplies.

441

Patients treated in 2013

544

Patients treated in 2014

885

Patients treated in 2016

1200

Patients treated in 2017

865

Patients treated in 2018

Plaster House Arusha Medical Support

Become a Smile Ambassador Today

She was born with hydrocephalus – a condition that occurs when fluid builds up in the skull and causes the brain to swell. Her name is Zawadi, Swahili for ‘gift’.

Despite her challenges, this little gift is a warm and happy child who brings lots of laughter to Plaster House.

Set up to facilitate surgery, rehabilitation and outreach programmes, Plaster House supports children with disabilities such as fluorosis, club foot, tumours, burns and cleft palate.

With 48 beds, Plaster House has 15 members staff, including five ‘House Mothers’ and one nurse, on call 24 hours a day. The House also provides support to mothers of children receiving treatment, by allowing them to stay with them during this time.

Through the Arusha Coffee Lodge, we support Plaster House by providing supplies such as bedding and by contributing to the construction of the building.

You can help us support Plaster House by becoming a Smile Ambassador today.

The average stay at Plaster House is 40 days, including crucial recuperation time for each child…

  • With just $35, you can pay for 10 nights of a child’s stay
  • With $500, you can pay for building 1m² in the next phase of Plaster House construction
  • With $1,000, you can pay for a child’s surgery and rehabilitation

Soon, Arusha Coffee Lodge guests will be able to visit Plaster House.

There, guests will witness this amazing work first-hand and meet children like Zawadi, whose lives has been changed by Plaster House.

In 2014, thanks to the generosity of donors and supporters, 450 children were treated. Will you help to ensure even more children can be treated in 2016?

Please give what you can today to become a Smile Ambassador and put a little more light into a child’s life.