COVID-19 Response: Healthcare Facilities

Written by Hannah Bain

The coronavirus is a serious public health emergency, but it is not the only primary health challenge facing Kibera. At CFK, we are taking action to mitigate the COVID-19 pandemic in Kibera while continuing to maintain critical healthcare services. Our Tabitha Medical Clinic remains open, but we have limited patient numbers, implemented a mask policy, and set aside an isolation room for potential coronavirus cases. We have also provided our staff with robust training and essential personal protective equipment (PPE). 

Learn more from Primary Healthcare Coordinator, Eddah Ogogo, about how we have adapted our primary healthcare programs and operations. 

Learn more about our COVID-19 Response

Stories of Progress

Managing Menstrual Hygiene & Addressing Menstrual Shame
Educating young people on proper menstrual hygiene management is the first step in addressing misinformation and menstrual shame. On this year's Menstrual Hygiene Day, CFK led open discussions with adolescent girls and young women and distributed critical sanitary products.
CFK Executive Director Hillary Omala on NTV Kenya
Hillary Omala Represents Informal Settlements on NTV Kenya Panel
CFK executive director, Hillary Omala, discussed the social and economic impacts of COVID-19 on residents of informal settlements during a panel discussion broadcast on NTV Kenya on April 28.
CFK 20th Anniversary
Launching the CFK Alumni Network
As a part of celebrating the 20th anniversary of CFK, we are launching the first-ever CFK volunteer alumni network, led by Yaniv Barzilai, which will invite past volunteers to reconnect and reminisce on their time in Kibera.