It was a journey that took nearly five years. A journey that started from make shift medical camps under the tree to provide basic health care to the community of kanyakoo and the neighboring villages of Asembo, to a temporary structure that has been used by volunteer clinical officers to render medical services.
West Kenya friends in conjunction with Rindum, Hertug,Vittenburg, Valdemar, Gellerup, Freinet and Skenderup Schools have made tremendous contributions towards the realization of the health clinic project. Our sincere gratitude goes to all the board members , members, school teachers and pupils who have worked around the clock to make this a reality.
The opening ceremony attended by the Danish Ambassador and his wife, has been established with support from West Kenya Friends(WKF) and Kanyakoo Self Help Group’s own funds (mainly collected from the 'Run-for-Asembo' sponsored races) .
The clinic provides Primary health care services , Post-natal and Anti-natal services, Voluntary Counselling and Testing and a Support centre for people living with HIV and Aids. WKF and KSHG manages the operations of the clinic while the services are to be financed by minor patient contributions.
The Government of Kenya has promised to second a qualified Doctor to the facility after two years. Until then, a clinical officer and a nurse will run the clinic together with practical trainees from Denmark and other countries. The clinic is meant to be self sustainable and, when economically possible, it has been discussed to add a dental clinic and an eye clinic.
Kanyakoo Self Help Initiative