Stage 4: Transition to Scale
Infectious & Vector Diseases
Infectious & Vector DiseasesSEE LESS
Income of Population Served: Low-income
Mission and Vision
When Malteser International started the project there were only two places to be tested for TB in Nairobi - Kenyatta Hospital and Kemri. Both were in the centre of Nairobi and the test for TB being a sputum sample taken on three consecutive mornings, it was inaccessible to most with TB, as they could not afford the transport or the time off work. Therefore it appeared from the records that TB had almost disappeared from Kenya. It also took up to one month for the results to be given.
The project has been extremely successful and the government has awarded it on two separate occasions and also adopted the Malteser International model for CHWs and are using it for their own clinics and projects.