In the semi-arid and drought-prone district of Kitui, high levels of poverty and food insecurity wreak havoc on people’s health. Medical care is out of reach for most families.
- Specialist camps in the poorest communities to screen for disabling conditions and provide treatment free of charge for those who would otherwise be unable to afford healthcare.
- The School Health Programme brings healthcare to the classroom through the delivery of health screening; timely medical treatment for potentially disabling conditions; action to combat malnutrition; health education; and improved access to water and sanitation.
- The establishment of vegetable gardens in homes and schools improves nutrition and self-reliance and the installation of boreholes and rainwater harvesting systems, latrines and handwashing stations together with health education improves hygiene and reduces the incidence of waterborne diseases.