The clinic was established to meet the strong need for basic health care, treatment of malaria, HIV, TB, parasites, ante-natal care, deliveries, child care, vaccinations and health information. Before it started its operation in November 2008, the people in Kinondo villages did not have affordable access to other care than the one provided by traditional medicine men.
10 years of operation
Kinondo Kwetu Medical center received 120 300 patient visits in 2018. The staff amounts to 65 persons and the operation is lead by Harrison Kaingu, who started as chief laboratory officer in 2008, when the facility was opened.
Affordable quality care
At Kinondo Medical center, the people in Kinondo have access to affordable quality health care. An average of 3 deliveries per day were assisted in 2018. All children in Kinondo villages are now immunised. Over 700 HIV-positive patients get regular treatment, as well as TB- and diabetes patients. In contrast to before 2008, no patient dies from malaria, unless there are other complications.
Thanks to a donation in 2011 from two Finnish donors, Kinondo Kwetu’s laboratory is well equipped. The laboratory is giving service to other clinics and hospitals in the area. The surplus gives a welcome contribution to the clinic's work.