Tuesday, 30 September 2008

Big Steps Made in Achieving Quality Health Care in Kayole-Soweto

ARROW KENYA is a non-profit organization whose main priority is to help the community of Kayole-Soweto tackle health related issues by offering quality health services at Arrow-Web Hospital. On average, the hospital treats between 110-150 patients per week, with the majority being treated for Malaria, Typhoid, Tuberculosis and HIV/AIDS.

The Kayole-Soweto project on NABUUR focuses on the sustainable development of the hospital and its health care programs, which includes health education aimed at addressing the root causes of disease and poor health in the community.

Led by project facilitator Jennifer Wells, and supported on-site by Local Community Representative Bramuel Simiyu, the online volunteers of Kayole-Soweto have worked tirelessly towards achieving results for the community hospital - With this work paying off in the form of great news in the past few days:

- A proposal drafted by the online team and submitted to Friends of Kenya was accepted, resulting in the organization providing over $1000 to pay for hospital beds and other supplies.

- A visit and inspection by the National Hospital Insurance Fund (NHIF) proved successful and the hospital passed the inspection, resulting in accreditation through NHIF.

- The Insurance Card machine is now installed! As of October 1st, patients carrying the insurance card will be able to receive inpatient care. The hospital will be reimbursed monthly for the medical services, and this will provide revenue that can then be used toward medication replenishment.

(A member of NHIF installs the insurance card machine at Arrow-Web Hospital)

A hearty congratulations goes to the entire team for these wonderful achievements!

But it doesn't stop there, there's more work to be done and your help is needed. Please visit the online project here, and join the online team with your knowledge, expertise, contacts, and resources, to help achieve more results for the local community of Kayole-Soweto. See you online!

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