Having reduced child mortality by 60%, Kenya has made significant medical progress since the millennium, however, there are deep and persisting challenges with the nation’s health that remain unaddressed. Our research shows that 70% women local to Dandelion Africa have unmet needs for family planning, while only 56% receiving antenatal care. Insufficient healthcare like this is often due to poor education and infrastructure, for this reason, the Dandelion Africa Health Program pushes to reach those remote areas.
This program is divided between several platforms, each delivering healthcare in a unique and integrated way: Our Mobile Backpack Nurse reaches 16 different villages monthly, while our larger outreaches mobile hospitals amount to 64 a year, with an additional 34 that collaborate with neighbouring health institutions. All of the above provide consultations, HIV tests, immunization, cervical cancer screening and family planning all hfor no fee whatsoever. Further sexual reproductive healthcare is to be found at our static clinics, which are equipped for more detailed examinations. Combined, these departments provided medical care to 101,636 people in 2018 alone. Central to the Health Program is an unprejudiced work ethic that aims to give a compassionate and professional service to people of all backgrounds and ages. This is an essential component, as many refuse healthcare due to stigma, fear and taboo. The newest edition, we are proud to announce, is the new and fully furnished maternity ward, built early 2019 to provide a safe space for all those in need of a comfortable and safe childbirth.