Support our fight against infectious diseases in semi-nomadic areas in Kenya

THE DUTCH-KENYAN HEALTH FOUNDATION

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Donation from Verburg Charity Foundation

In March 2021, the DKHF received a generous donation from Verburg Charity Foundation, located in Stolwijk. Thanks to their contribution, new toilets could be built in our tuberculosis village in Kacheliba. Also, our tuberculosis village in Sigor was equipped with electrification.

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Tuberculosis control in 2020

In 2020, a total of 562 tuberculosis patients were admitted to our tuberculosis villages for two months of treatment. In addition, 420 patients who had not completed their course of antibiotics were traced and treated.

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Renovation TB manyatta’s

In 2018, the DKHF decided to renovate and expand their tuberculosis villages located in Kacheliba and Sigor. Originally, these villages were built and equipped with electricity by the Stichting Medische Hulp Kenia. The renovation and expansion of the TB manyatta’s was made possible by Stichting PAUMA.

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Our mission

The Dutch-Kenyan Health Foundation strives to improve the public health of semi-nomadic areas in Kenya. The DKHF mainly focuses on infectious disease control and health problems resulting from environmental factors, local habits and lifestyle. The DKHF continues the work of the Stichting Medische Hulp Kenia (www.SMHK.nl) in the period of 1982-2017.

Our projects

Tuberculosis project

In 2017, the founders of the DKHF traveled to Kenya at their own expense to investigate, together with the local health authorities, how the DKFH could contribute to the fight against tuberculosis in the semi-nomadic areas. In particular the detection and treatment of tuberculosis patients proved to be worth supporting.

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Leprosy project

In 2017, the DKHF chairman (who is a tropical doctor) and his medical students from Erasmus MC Rotterdam, learned from local Community Health Volunteers (CHV’s) that the number of leprosy patients is increasing in West-Pokot. An initial field study warranted further research into the occurrence of active leprosy in the region.

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OMO project

The 2017 leprosy field study showed that many people in West Pokot County suffer from severely infected wounds on their feet and legs. By washing the wounds daily with OMO detergent, in addition to any necessary medical treatment, wound healing is considerably accelerated.

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