German Doctors Nairobi (Baraka Health Centre)
Project begin: 1997
Number of doctors at present: 5
Missions: 45 voluntary missions in 2019. German doctors performed a total of 926 voluntary missions from 1997 to the end of 2019.
Patient contacts: More than 60,000 treatments are performed annually in Nairobi.
Partner: The German Doctors have been registered as a responsible body with its own legal entity since 2012. The HIV program works in close cooperation with the Christian Health Association of Kenya. We cooperate with the Dentists for Africa to provide dental care.
Structure: Six doctors work in a permanent outpatient clinic, the Baraka Health Centre, in the Mathare Valley slum.
Mission site: Mathare Valley, the second-largest slum in Nairobi, whose inhabitants are estimated at 430,000.
Most common health problems: HIV/AIDS and its opportunistic infections, tuberculosis, malaria, gastrointestinal diseases, pneumonia, diabetes, asthma, and undernourishment.
Priorities: Aside from general medical treatment, we concentrate on work with patients infected with HIV and people with AIDS. Since undernourishment contributes decisively to child mortality, our nourishment program is an important component of the Nairobi project.
A dignified life for every marginalized and vulnerable person in Kenya.
To provide accessible, quality, and sustainable medical services to the marginalized and vulnerable as well as creating an environment for prevention and awareness for a healthy living, making them custodians of their wealth.
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