Fact sheet of Kenya

Project Kenya

Occasion| Contacts to the district-hospital of Lamu as well as to the traditional local midwifes| Many complications around birth, high mortality rate of mothers and babies

Due to the good cooperation of the traditional midwives with the homoeopathic medicines a request reached us to continue teaching in addition with supervising | Requirement of longer-term treatment, supervision| Expansion of a first aid training in rural areas

Task| Help for self-help| First Aid| Alternative options of treatment adapted to the local needs| Sustainable structures| Self-employment| Independence

Project start| 2004

Project phase no. 1 | 2004 – 2009

  • Training of traditional illiterate midwives in using homoeopathic medicines concerning pregnancy, birth, breastfeeding, puerperium, babies

  • Final examination, supervision

Project phase 2| 2009 – 2014

  • The newly established CBO Lamu Homeopathic education self-help group as cooperation partner

  • Basic training of hospital staff, traditional healers, pharmacists and midwives who can read and write in the homoeopathic treatment of acute diseases

  • Intermediate examination of basic training, supervision, teaching practice

  • Supervision of the trained traditional midwives

Project phase 3| 2012 - …

  • Sponsoring of a young man from Lamu. He attend Kenyan school for integrated medicine in Kwale/Mombasa in the area of classical homoeopathic training

  • Renting of the rooms for the lamu homeopathic clinic by the CBO

  • 2 Kenyans with the classical homoeopathic full-time training from Kwale Mombasa work in the surgery in Lamu, supervise and teach our students and the midwives

  • Final examination of the basic training

Project phase 4| 2014 - …

  • Together with the Kenyan partner we are working out a homoeopathic first aid workbook in Swahili, English and with pictograms

  • 2 Kenyan homoeopaths look after the surgery in Lamu independently, they supervise our students and midwives

  • An independent and homoeopathic Work of our students where they live

  • Each one of the classical homoeopathic trained Kenyans teach together with one of our students with the workbook homeopathic first aid in remote regions

Success

  • Illiterate women (midwives) learning about homoeopathy are able to apply them successfully. Further interest of the Lamu district hospital and the population

  • Establishment of an association by the Kenyan women

  • Networking with the new established school for integrated medicine in Kwale/Mombasa

  • Participation of a midwife and a student from Lamu at the first homoeopathic Pan-African congress

  • Opening of a homoeopathic surgery in Lamu in which the Kenyan homoeopaths work independently

  • Edition of a first aid workbook in the domestic language

  • Independence of the midwives and our students

  • The homoeopathy has arrived in the district of Lamu

Collaborators | approx. 30 voluntary doctors, non-medical practitioners and midwives

 

Donations are used for| Flash cards transport costs + catering costs for the midwives in Lamu| Travel expenses of our HOG collaborators 2 – 3 journeys per year

Handout | Rent for teaching rooms and surgery in Lamu | Support of the Kenyan homoeopaths| Support of the CBO | max 1 journey per year of our HOG collaborators


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Birgit Atzel
Janina Huppertz

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(=Kiswahili)

Jamhuri ya Kenya (= Republic of Kenya)

Capital: Nairobi

Official language: Swahili

Currency: 1 Kenyan Shilling (K.Sh.)

Number of habitants: 41,070,934 (estimated in Juley 2011)

Density of population: 70.49 habitants/ km2

Area: 582,650.00 km²

Coast length: 536.00 km

Border length: 3,477.00 km

Border countries: Ethiopia (861 km), Somalia (682 km), Sudan (232 km), Tanzania (769 km), Uganda (933 km)

Extension: North to South 1,000 km, West to East 850 km

Time zone: MEZ + 2 hours

Form of government: Presidential Republic

National holiday: 12 December (Independence of Great Britain 1963)