Aberdare Ranges Community Clinic
In the heart of the Pipeline IDP (Internally Displaced Persons) camp is some land designated to a public utility. It has had several uses over the four year span of the camp and in early 2010 it was decided by the community that the small building on the land would be best used as a health clinic. On their own initiative the camp community fundraised and started converted the building to comply with the standards set by the local public health office. So They Can partnered with the community and started the cooperation with the Kenyan government in late 2011 to finish the remaining fit-out and co-manage the clinic as a registered “Comprehensive Care Centre”.
We have a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Pipeline Camp community and the Kenyan government to ensure a sense of local ownership and responsibility for the clinic. So they Can will work with the Pipeline community to manage the clinic while the Kenyan government will supply us with professional medical staff and ongoing support.
We have plans to have a strong focus on research, particularly in the area of HIV and aids. We hope to expand on the clinic in the future with a maternity ward that focusses on educating safe and hygienic birthing and infancy care.