• Medical Support

Maasai Mara Medical Support

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

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

Since this program started in 2012, we have treated a total of 1,285 people, thanks to our highly acclaimed volunteers from Kenya’s top hospitals.

During the most recent medical camp, in June 2015, we partnered with the Institute of Family Medicine (INFA-MED) to provide a certified two-day training course for 12 clinicians on Advanced Life Support in Obstetrics (ALSO).

This was made possible as a result of our collaboration with co-sponsors Kicheche Community Trust, as well as Safarilink who provided free flights to the INFA-MED facilitators. The training was attended by 12 clinicians from six Christian Missionary Foundation facilities across the Mara, which together support to over 40,000 people.

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

  • Medical equipment weighing over half a ton
  • 2 examination beds
  • 200 vaginal speculums
  • 4 First aid kits
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Pregnancy test kits
  • Blood pressure cuff
  • Stethoscopes
  • Laerdal oxygen pump
  • Oxygen gauge
  • Suction machine
  • Syringes and needles
  • Bandages
  • Stethoscope for pregnancy
  • ENT torches
  • … and many more urgent supplies.

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.