Health is a primary focus everywhere in the world. It is an area that touches on each and every human being and it has become a major concern in all nations. Every aspect of health becomes a challenge if it is not attended to with much concern. We in Ntimi home of hope value and respect the ethics of health and we put all health matters in the forefront. As it is said “a working nation is one that is healthy”
We believe that children are a part of the working nation and so we in Ntimi home of hope strive to make sure that the children we have are attended to properly in regards to health:
In Ntimi home of hope baby house, we take care of abandoned and/or neglected babies. When they are admitted to Ntimi home of hope they are often malnourished and some suffer from internal injuries. Their immune systems are weak and the babies need medical attention.
5% of the children are HIV infected and they grow up in Ntimi home of hope
5% of the children are handicapped and for this reason, abandoned by their parents in hospitals and on the streets.
We have a rescue centre for approximate 30 sexually and physically abused children.
The large majority of children grow up healthy in the different Ntimi home of hope houses.
Ntimi home of hope has the availability of one clinic in our home. We have two permanent nurses and doctors visit on a regular basis our homes. Our, weekly and monthly health activities are described in chapter 2.2
To limit the expenses for the hospitals Ntimi home of hope children are members of the National Hospital Insurance Fund. The yearly expenses for the Ntimi home of hope Health program are around 2 Million KSH; 20,000 Us Dollars a year.
It is expected by getting assistance on medical support our children will grow up in good health. Secondly, when children are in good health their performance in school will be better. Thirdly, we will be able to manage primary infections before they become complex and in other cases we will curb some diseases like diarrhoea, typhoid and cholera.