IMPACT East Africa works to prevent and treat needless disability in some of the poorest parts of Kenya.

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.

Programmes include:  

  • 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.

Contact details:

Theuri Wachira, Programme Manager                                          
Twitter: @impactea