TropicalClinics Model Health Centers
Country of Operation
- MAP InternationalNot-for-profit
- Project CURENot-for-profit
- Doc to DockNot-for-profit
SummaryRehabilitate children from extreme malnutrition,vaccine-preventable diseases; treat and nurture HIV/AIDS patients to become productive members of the community; prevent mothers and babies from dying in childbirth; preventive screenings through state-of-art medical centers in rural regions of Kenya.
1. Reduce extreme malnutrition in about 12 children per month 2. Rehabilitate 35 HIV/AIDS patients per month to become productive members of the community 3. Reduce infant and maternal deaths in about 38 pregnant women per month 4. In the next 6 months, the center hopes to save the lives of over 70 children; over 200 HIV/AIDS patients; and over 230 women, and provide preventive care to over 20,000 patients. The future goal is to make a 24-hour clinic that is sufficiently staffed and equipped to provide the same high level of care around the clock.
Key program components
TropicalClinics will have an 80-bed medical and education center that will serve up to 500 patients per day. The Center will be the first clinic to offer state-of-art diagnostic tools, therapeutic treatment, and community outreach programs in the Kakamega region. TropicalClinics provides medicine that will reduce the transfer of HIV infection from mother-to-child at birth; modern pre-natal and birthing healthcare to decrease the rate of pregnancy related deaths; and provisions to alleviate malnutrition and vaccine-preventable diseases in children. They will also provide women with: * Skilled birth-preparedness counseling to prevent maternal mortality * Pap smear screening for cervical cancer * Mammogram screening for breast cancer * Urinalysis for vitamins, minerals and amino acid evaluation * Ultraviolet therapy to reduce mortality, morbidity and human suffering The Health Units at TropicalClinics are: Antenatal/Pediatric; Surgical; Maternity; Nursing Department; Preventive Medicine/Wellness; Outpatient; Nutrition; Vaccination; Community Outreach Program.
TropicalClinics is a 501 (c) 3 U.S. Nonprofit Organization (and a Non-Governmental Organization in Kenya). The organization was founded by Margaret Kilibwa in 2004 to build one-of-a-kind health centers in rural areas of Africa and other developing nations.
This program takes place in the Western Province.