Aitong Medical Clinic

The Cheli & Peacock Community Trust announces a new initiative at Elephant Pepper Camp. Following the success of myriad education-based projects, the Trust is now branching into healthcare.

Working alongside The Red Cross and the Mara North Conservancy, the Trust has fostered a new project with the nearby Aitong Medical Clinic. The aim of the initiative is to provide 3,000 local people with improved healthcare through better supplies, furthering clinical expertise through training and peer education programmes on key topics such as HIV/AIDS.

An initial medical camp at the clinic took place from 16 – 18 November 2012, during which a team of five trained Red Cross personnel treated over 300 patients. Following this, the C&P Community Trust has pledged to arrange for a trained General Practitioner to visit the clinic three times per year, support medical supplies and stock replenishment.

Elephant Pepper Camp will be reopening slightly early this year on 1 June 2013 and is anticipating a busy summer season.

Chania Frost (COO of the C&P Community Trust, 2nd from the left) with the Kenya Red Cross volunteer team.
Chania Frost (COO of the C&P Community Trust, 2nd from the left) with the Kenya Red Cross volunteer team.
Keeping records of all patients, their ailments and pharmaceuticals received.
Keeping records of all patients, their ailments and pharmaceuticals received.
 A long queue had formed by the time the clinic opened on the first day and persisted throughout the weekend.
A long queue had formed by the time the clinic opened on the first day and persisted throughout the weekend.
300 patients were seen to during the medical camp, with demand so high there was barely time to stop for lunch, even in shifts.
300 patients were seen to during the medical camp, with demand so high there was barely time to stop for lunch, even in shifts.

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