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

Students with CFK masks return to school in Kibera
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CFK Angaza Scholarship recipient Nancy Muga in Kibera
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