Kenya

Activities  2015 International Activity Report

MSF continues to respond to the medical needs of some of Kenya’s most vulnerable people: inhabitants of slum settlements and refugee camps, patients with HIV/AIDS and tuberculosis (TB) and victims of sexual and gender-based violence.

Dadaab is the world’s largest long-term refugee settlement, made up of five camps, which are home to some 345,000 refugees, mostly Somalis. As a result of an agreement signed by the UNHCR, UN refugee agency, and the governments of Kenya and Somalia in 2013, Somalian refugees are being urged to return home voluntarily. However, very few refugees are making this choice and they remain in Dadaab, where funding for humanitarian assistance continues to decrease. Although MSF has not been able to have a permanent international presence there since 2011 due to insecurity, staff have continued to work in the 100-bed hospital in Dagahaley camp and at four health posts, providing outpatient and mental health consultations, surgery, and antenatal, HIV and TB care. In May, prevailing insecurity caused MSF to evacuate a number of staff and close two of its four health posts. In 2015, teams carried out 182,351 outpatient consultations and admitted 11,560 patients to the hospital.

Read more about MSF's activities in Kenya in 2015.

Year MSF first worked in the country: 1987.

2015 Key figures
Outpatient consultations 281,100
Patients on first-line ARV treatment 24,100
Patients treated after incidents of sexual violence 2,800
Patients under treatment for TB 730
No. staff in 2015 1,175
2015 Expenditure €22.4 million

Figures from 2015 International Activity Report
and 2015 International Financial Report

 

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