Healthcare at Ol Lentille Trust
We support the Kenya Ministry of Health in Laikipia North and the Oldonyiro area of Isiolo County to improve health and healthcare to the population of some 10,000 people living closest to the Ol Lentille Conservancy.
Thanks to a generous gift from the Hestia Foundation and the Ruth Lilly Philanthropic Foundation we have been able to set up the Nabakisho Healthcare Programme.
The programme employs:
- a community nurse
- 34 Community Health Workers
- two drivers
- a mobile clinic vehicle
- two motorbikes
- 35 bicycles
- and a pick up vehicle for food and material distribution.
- 12 mobile clinics each month
- a feeding programme for HIV positive patients and their families
- a pit latrine building programme for families
- a womens health and FGM education programme
- a vaccination programme
- a school education healthcare programme in 8 primary schools, 5 nursery schools and one secondary school.
We also have a programme to provide cheap low smoke stoves to homes and low smoke institutional stoves to all schools.
In early 2013 we completed our building of a new hospital at Kimanjo (picture and link to the right), complete with:
- in-patient facilities
- an operating theatre
- and maternity suite.
We are now in process of equipping it. This construction included the use of interlocking blocks we are able to make locally from local materials and using very little cement using the Hydraform machine pictured here.