In 2007, only 30% of the inhabitants of Lamu had access to medicine and there was a shortage of doctors for children, with infant mortality reaching 11%. Since then, the health care and prevention activities carried out and the health education given by our health team have had an important impact on the child population of Lamu, significantly reducing the prevalence of disease and infant mortality.
The hospital has a triage room, a treatment room, two paediatric clinics, two admission rooms, a pharmacy, laboratory and more. The vaccination, HIV, renutrition and tuberculosis units mean that all of the malnourished children or those with HIV/tuberculosis can be immunised and have documented monitoring.
The hospital treats from 8 to 10 thousand clinical cases a year at the premises and at visits undertaken to the isolated villages which have no other medical assistance. Voluntary Spanish doctors and nurses stay temporarily with us assisting children and training Kenyan sanitary staff. If you need some more details download our reports.