Health

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Health care in remote regions of Africa can be very sparse and this is also true of Bungoma Diocese with its population of 1,000,000. However there is a hospital in Bungoma town and there are some private clinics but these are not generally affordable for the poorest communities who can neither pay for treatment nor the travelling costs to reach the clinics.

For this reason the Bungoma Diocese has developed its own interest in providing clinics. At the present time there are 5 active church clinics at Butonge, Nzoia, Soysmbu/Makutano, Kamukuywa and Khulwanda being supported and promoted by the Bungoma Diocese as well 4 further clinics being planned or under construction at Maeni, Kiminini, Webuye and Kabula. The diocese also has it own Health Secretary and its own Coordinator for HIV/AIDS.


Bungoma Diocese also promotes and encourages their nurses to train and practice in Parish Nursing. Parish Nursing emphasizes health and healing within a faith community. This has been set up by a nurse from UK who frequently visits Bungoma to train the nurses.

Our charity's long term interest in health is to source funding to alleviate poverty in the public interest by offering support for developing church clinics and to help in health care under guidance and advice from the health care professionals.


Since 2011 our charity has been supporting a self help group called Bisunu Voice of the Disabled which covers a cluster of 16 villages scattered over a wide area of the bush who have people living with disablities.  The group helps its members by growing crops and with fund raising projects including bees, chickens, a tree nursery and groundnuts.


In 2016 we installed a piped clean water supply to Butonge Clinic fed from the deep borehole in Butonge High School across the road.  The installation included a 2000 litre header tank as a back up. 

The single picture below taken in 2007 of a question box fixed to the walls of a primary school speaks volumes.

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