1 in 42 women in Kenya die during childbirth. In Mogotio and Rongai SubCounty where Dandelion works, 6 out of every 10 women in deliver their babies at home, and this is risky for the mother and baby. The cultural setback and lack of facilities contribute to the number of maternal and infant mortality in the area. Primary healthcare is the greatest need of women and girls in our community. In rural Kenya, 70% of women and children lack access to appropriate primary healthcare.
The Dandelion Medical Centre is a cross-border facility serving communities in Mogotio and Rongai and is at the heart of a marginalized community offering quality primary health services where it is needed the most.
In addition to supporting community and frontline community health workers to deliver quality primary healthcare, we partner with the Ministry of Health and communities to design and implement sustainable solutions to address persistent health and equity gaps. This includes expanding access to quality services in areas such as immunization, antenatal care, and family planning through a hub and spook approach.