Habiba showing her portable cooler box

Kenya

We offer care to refugees and slum dwellers in Kenya and respond to public health challenges such as HIV and access to hospital services.

In our 100-bed hospital in Dagahaley, part of the Dadaab refugee camp, our teams conduct outpatient consultations, and admitted patients to the hospital, including children with severe malnutrition.

We have also launched a sexual and reproductive health project in Mrima health facility, in Mombasa. In partnership with the Mombasa County Department of Health, we aim to reduce maternal and newborn mortality in the area.

MSF teams are currently responding to the coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic in Kenya.

Our activities in 2020 in Kenya

 Data and information from the International Activity Report 2020.

MSF in Kenya in 2020 In Kenya, we provide care for refugees, victims of sexual violence and drug users, while responding to public health challenges such as HIV, and in 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic.
Map of MSF activities in 2020 in Kenya

Despite the restrictions imposed on access to healthcare by COVID-19, and strikes by healthcare workers, Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) continued to run programmes across the country. In Nairobi, medical services, phone-based counselling for victims of sexual and gender-based violence, and our trauma room and ambulance services were a lifeline for many patients, including women in labour.

In March, we launched our medical programme for people who use drugs in Kiambu. Our one-stop facility provides opioid substitution therapy, treatment for diseases such as HIV and tuberculosis, mental health support and wound care.

In Homa Bay, our team continues to work on improving HIV care, focusing on patients with advanced HIV, as well as children and adolescents. Reducing the mortality at the county’s apex hospital through better identification, management, and follow-up of patients with critical conditions remains a priority for MSF.

In Embu county, we are working to decentralise and integrate treatment for non-communicable diseases (NCDs) such as hypertension, diabetes and epilepsy, within 11 existing general health centres. The project involves mentoring Ministry of Health staff in the care and management of NCDs, as well as guaranteeing continuity of treatment for patients.

Our project in Likoni, Mombasa county, offers maternal and neonatal care. We also assist births and offer ante- and postnatal services. In Dagahaley camp, which hosts some 70,000 refugees, we run a 100-bed hospital and two health posts. Our comprehensive services, which are also available to the host community, include sexual and reproductive healthcare, emergency obstetric surgery, medical and psychological assistance to victims of sexual and gender-based violence, psychosocial counselling, home-based insulin treatment, palliative care and specialist referrals.

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we ran a 40-bed isolation facility in the camp and trained staff working for Garissa and Wajir district health authorities on infection prevention and control measures, screening and collecting swabs for testing.

 

in 2020
 
Illeret ward water sources
Kenya

Malnutrition remains high as drought continues in Kenya

Project Update 20 May 2022
 
Dadaab, Kenya - Landscape
Kenya

Urgent solutions needed for refugees as camps set to close

Press Release 6 Dec 2021
 
An aerial view of Dagahaley camp
Kenya

In search of dignity: Refugees in Kenya face a reckoning

Report 6 Dec 2021
 
A little girl getting her hair done by her aunt in Dagahaley camp
Kenya

Return is not a solution, say refugees in Dadaab after camp closure announcement

Project Update 18 Jun 2021
 
Young patient with diabetes in Paoua
Non-communicable diseases

No fridge, no problem, to store insulin for people with diabetes

Project Update 5 Feb 2021
 
The journey to reversing the curve
HIV/AIDS

Bending the HIV curve in Kenya's Ndhiwa sub-county

Project Update 30 Nov 2020

Contact us

Mrima maternity in Likoni, Mombasa
MSF East Africa

3rd Floor, Pitman House
Jakaya Kikwete Road
Nairobi
Kenya