Provide Medication to HIV-Infected in Kenya
Tumaini, a community-based organization in Nairobi, Kenya, provides supplemental care to those infected with and affected by HIV, particularly in areas that are not funded by PEPFAR or other grants. Your donation will help cover the costs associated with providing medication to one HIV infected individual in need in Nairobi.
While the Kenya Government provides some HIV drugs for free to those infected, not all types of drugs are covered by funding agencies. Thus, Tumaini's biggest need is for monthly antiretrovirals for patients receiving medication not covered by grants or other funding sources. Since 2009, we have been receiving donated drugs but recently the supply of donated medication has run out, and the source is no longer available. It is imperative that the Tumaini clinic is able to purchase new medication to prevent a disruption in medication.
About Slum Doctor Programme/ Tumaini Clinic
Partner since May, 2011
Slum Doctor Programme (SDP) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization based in Bellingham, WA that works with Community Based Organizations (CBOs) and locally based social enterprises in Africa to improve the lives of those impacted by HIV/AIDS. Their African partner organizations provide education, food, health-care and hope. Locally, SDP educates about global HIV/AIDS epidemic in middle and high schools.
The Tumaini Project was established in 2002 and is a project of SDP. The goal was to provide free antiretroviral treatment to Kenyans living with HIV. In 2004, antiretroviral therapy became freely available in Kenya and now the clinic raises funds to supplement the care of those infected with and affect by HIV, particularly in areas that the government funding drugs do not support.