Not-for-profitYear launched: 2009
Country of Operation
Target income level
- Bottom 20%
- Primary care
SummarySailing Doctors is currently the only medical organization providing regular medical care to remote areas of the Lamu District. Sailing Doctors provide a monthly clinic that travels up the Kenyan coast in a dhow providing basic medical care.
The program's aim is to provide basic medical care to the remote areas of the Lamu archipelago, Kenya.
Key program components
The Sailing Doctors project 3 main areas of activity are a) Providing monthly mobile clinic by motorized dhow (4-5 days at the end of each month); b) A nurse posted at the Mangai dispensary who carries out mobile clinics by motorbike (4 trips per month); and c) A Clinical Officer posted at the Shela dispensary (25 days per month). On the 4-5 days of the mobile clinic, the doctors focus on conducting immunizations: vaccines provided and administered by a nurse from the Lamu District Hospital, providing basic medical care and patient referrals. They also conduct HIV/AIDS detection and prevention including Data Collection and Hosting health organizations that want to learn about the villages they visit.
The Anne Spoerry Sailing Doctors is a ‘Community Based Organization’ in Lamu, Kenya. It was founded in July 2009 for the purpose of providing regular basic health services to the remote areas of the Lamu District. The Sailing Doctors project was founded by Bernard Spoerry, Daniela Blattler, Nikolai Barnwell, Ali Gabow and Chloe Spoerry. Its mission was greatly inspired by the work of the late Dr Anne Spoerry who worked with AMREF’s Flying Doctors services since 1964.
The project has treated over 11,000 patients and administered 1,642 vaccinations.
- The Anne Spoerry Sailing DoctorsNot-for-profit
- Ministry of HealthGovernment