Kikuyu Paediatric Ward

This project is dedicated to building a 20 bed paediatric ward at Kikuyu Hospital so that their young patients can be comfortable, safe and properly treated. They will also have access to the specialised treatment that they need in order to have a better chance of recovering and living a full and healthy life.

Project located in Limuru, Kenya
Project focused on Health and Nutrition

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Medical care in Kenya is costly. Due to widespread poverty, this often results in people not seeking medical assistance, even when they are seriously ill. This is especially true in the poverty-stricken Limuru area, situated just outside of Nairobi.

Kikuyu Hospital, through assistance from the Presbyterian Church of East Africa (PCEA), provides affordable medical assistance to the people of Limuru who would otherwise not have access to this high quality, often life-saving treatment.

The hospital currently has a maternity ward and general ward but no paediatric ward. This means that when children are admitted they have to stay in adult wards. This is a problem because it means that the hospital doesn’t have the beds, facilities or equipment required for treating children, which means that the children do not receive the child-specific medical care they need. In addition, the environment in an adult ward is not always suitable for children.

This project is dedicated to building a 20 bed paediatric ward at Kikuyu Hospital so that their young patients can be comfortable, safe and properly treated. They will also have access to the specialised treatment that they need in order to have a better chance of recovering and living a full and healthy life.

The Happy Africa Foundation is currently raising the funds needed to build the paediatric ward. The Kenyan Department of Health has committed to furnishing the finished ward with beds and equipment and staffing the ward accordingly.

Short Term Impact:
Completing building of the ward and handing it over to the government will mean that Kikuyu Hospital can admit children to a safe, dedicated ward and administer the specialised treatment they need, thereby saving children’s lives.

Long Term Impact:
The dedicated children’s ward, with specialist equipment and personnel, will flourish into a facility capable of providing quality healthcare to the children of the local community and region at large and as such will contribute to a better life and brighter future for members of the community.

Limuru
The Happy Africa Foundation projects in Kenya are based in the Limuru District of Kiambu County in the Central Province of Kenya. The majority of the population in the Central Province are Kikuyu – the largest ethnic group in Kenya. However, due to its close proximity to the capital city, Nairobi, the Limuru area is quickly becoming a cosmopolitan area. Other communities (Luhya, Luo, Kamba, Maasai, Kisii) have settled in Kiambu County as a result of rural-urban migration in pursuit of employment and other economic opportunities.

Achieved So Far:
The foundations have been laid and building has begun! We are in the last stages of getting this finished.