K E N Y A
What it is: A most basic health dispensary with an excellent nurse with 45 years experience, able to attend to anything if given the proper materials.
Who it serves: The Pokots, one of Kenya’s abject tribal poor in a remote inaccessible area. Many patients are its youngest girls, victims of FGM (female genital mutilation), often infected by the primitive, unclean methods used to accomplish it.
What is needed: Medicine; medical instruments; maternity beds; an x-ray machine; medical supplies, alcohol, disinfectants, gauze, syringes, malaria treatment, rapid malaria tests, antibiotics, HIV testing. Little is not needed, with the complications of FGM alongside the infectiousness of the area.