Matibabu Foundation-Kenya (MF-K)
Country of Operation
- John Snow Inc. (JSI)For-profit
- Technical Assistance – New Partners Initiative (TA-NPI)For-profit
- Health NGO Network (HENNET)Not-for-profit
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
SummaryMatibabu Foundation-Kenya (MF-K) is a homegrown health NGO that strives to empower the rural, hard-to-reach and vulnerable communities to be responsible for their own health.
Key program components
The main Matibabu Foundation Clinic and voluntary AIDS counseling and testing center is run in Ukwala, Ugenya. In addition to the main clinic facility in Ukwala, a smaller clinic has been opened in Nzoia. These two clinics address a variety of medical conditions, including HIV/AIDS, malaria, and diarrhea diseases, among others. Through its health facilities in Ukwala and Nzoia, Matibabu’s clinical program comprise special routine consultancy, laboratory, nursing and pharmacy services that address about 15,000 cases every year. Its programs emphasize maternal and child health services, cervical cancer screening and TB diagnosis and treatment. In addition to offering affordable, facilities-based health care with extensive laboratory and pharmaceutical services, Matibabu is reaching the most remote and underserved members of its community by blanketing the district with community-driven home-based care, health education and counseling programs. Matibabu is helping improve productivity levels by educating community members about disease prevention, nutrition and available health programs and services so they can make smart, well-informed decisions about their health and therefore remain healthy, productive members of society. Furthermore, in order to improve access to specialized medical and surgical services, Matibabu periodically partners with the US-based Tiba Foundation to provide specialist doctors, equipment and supplies. Matibabu’s US medical professionals visit Ugenya periodically to conduct free clinics and perform surgery. The Matibabu medical professionals volunteer their time and no fees are charged to the Ugenyan patients.
Matibabu Foundation - Kenya (MF-K) is an indigenous community health initiative with the experience and systems in place to meet donor requirements as well as the needs of the communities we serve. As a health NGO, we were founded and registered under Section 10 of the Non – Governmental Organization (NGO) board in March 2006. Matibabu Kenya carries out a variety of health-related projects and activities in Kenya, many of them in collaboration with its affiliate, The Matibabu Foundation. The Matibabu Foundation is a U.S. based organization dedicated to providing medical care and health-related services in Ugenya.
The Matibabu Foundation - Kenya serves 15,000 clients a year.