Friends of Buburi supports a poverty stricken rural community of around 10,000 people in Western Kenya, the majority of whom are challenged by malnutrition, malaria and the devastating affects of HIV and AIDS. Many people are unable to access or afford the necessary treatment resulting in many preventable deaths, especially in children under 5yrs.
Malaria rates in under 5yrs have decreased in our catchment area from 73% in 2011 to 40% in 2014 in response to our prevention policy, ie distribution of insecticide treated nets and prompt malaria treatment, and education through our volunteer Community Health Workers.
In 2015 almost 17,000 patients were treated at the clinic and this includes all ages from birth to the very vulnerable elderly. We have well qualified nurses and midwives who work hard at providing affordable and accesible healthcare for the community. We have recently built a new extension to provide 24hr maternity services to start very soon and HIV counselling and testing. T
Fundraise in the UK to pay the salaries of fourteen clinic staff and subsidise the drugs bill. This is done through local fundraising and corporate sponsorship.
The four trustees visit regularly to oversee the facility and any governance issues that may arise, all at their own expense.
In accordance with the five year plan, a Community Based Organisation, CBO, has been formed in an effort to promote self governance for the future and to hopefully access local funds.