Kayole is one of many slums located on the outskirts of Nairobi, Kenya’s capital. With an estimated population of 700,000, most if its residents live in abject poverty—in homes that lack electricity and running water. Additionally, more than 60% of the population is unemployed, with most families living on less then one dollar per day.
In 1996 African Enterprise established the Soweto Kayole PHC Clinic, which has become the most efficient, affordable, and highly respected community-based health care centre in the area. However, the clinic is still not fully equipped to meet the medical needs of mothers, who are giving birth or who are going through labor. The growing need for maternal interventions in the neighbouring slums has forced the clinic to open its doors to local women for outpatient maternity services, even before it has the resources to build and equip a proper maternity wing.
Even without a fully equipped maternity wing, the clinic has had great success in reducing the transference of HIV from mother to child after birth. We are confident that with well-equipped facilities, the clinic could achieve a nearly 100% non-transference rate for mothers being treated during pregnancy and when they give birth.
Soweto Kayole Maternity Wing
The proposed facility is a 20-bed maternity unit that would be attached to the existing clinic. This new wing will be a lifeline to thousands of expectant women, who are in desperate need of safe and reliable medical help. African Enterprise hopes to start building the Soweto Kayole Maternity Wing at the end of this year.
How You Can Help
Plentishare will participate in finding the money to purchase the necessary medical equipment. The following list shows our budget for this project.
|Medical Equipment||Amount To Be Raised (in US Dollars)|
|Infant Weighing Scale||$40|
|Blood Pressure Machine||$20|
|Ultra Sonic Nebulizer||$300|
Your financial contributions can help women and children in one of Kenya’s most desperate and needy places. Please help to make this dream become a reality.