Matangwe: The Gift of Health
Matangwe Hospital is my facility of choice for all my health care services. The medical team would constantly check on me, provide my medication on time, talk to me and encourage me. In addition, I would hear them pray for me in the morning and at times I would join them during the morning devotions. This act gave me hope.”
Elizabeth Atieno Odhiambo, a patient of Matangwe Hospital.
17 years ago, the Matangwe Clinic opened its doors to provide much needed care for the people of this isolated region. The nearest health care facility was 7 km. away and without transportation, that too often meant walking both ways.
Today the Matangwe (District Health Care Program) Hospital runs specialized primary care clinics, 15 inpatient beds and provides walk-in care 24 hours a day. We see an average of 36 patients per day or 50 visits on special clinic days such as family planning or pregnancy care, child wellness and immunization or HIV and aids support care.
There are still many families who are not able to access care because they do not have the funds required to register for the Kenyan National Health Insurance Fund (NHIF). At Caring Partners Global (CPG) we want to change this reality. Our goal is to ensure that all disadvantaged families within the region can access our services through the Kenyan NHIF.
We need your help. This Christmas season please consider giving the gift of health from one family to another.
The cost to provide care for one family of up to 10 members per year is approximately $300 (CAD) per year or $25 per month. For less than ONE dollar per day, you can help a needy family access health care as they need it. This includes prenatal care, newborn care and
immunization in those early important years. This is a region still struggling with the impact of HIV/AIDS and malaria. Health care providers in Matangwe are there to provide education, treatment, and counseling for those directly and indirectly affected by these illnesses.
We encourage you to act now. Our goal is to be able to offer the gift of Health Care to 50 new families a year. We have the Health Care Team ready in Matangwe, we just need your support!
Thank you for being part of the change.
We are grateful to you for all that you have allowed us to accomplish over the years. It is only due to your ongoing support that we have been able to grow our health care services. This past year with your support, we were able to link the hospital to the underground water supply, supporting the region during times of severe drought. The number of children sponsored through the Matangwe School Sponsorship program is growing every year and we were able to continue to provide a healthy lunchtime meal. The impact you have made on so many lives cannot be easily measured.
We have achieved so much with your support – thank you!
And when you send your gift today, we can accomplish even more - a healthy start to life for children and care through the ages for the rest of the family.
For further information and to access our audited financial report, we invite you to visit our website at www.caringpartners.ca. Together with you, Caring Partners’ important work is changing lives, one community at a time.
Wishing you a happy and blessed holiday season!
Sylvia Scott (President) and The Caring Partners Global Team