Mara Rianda Health Center

Kenya

The Masai Mara

In 2013 together with our partners, we opened a Health Centre at Mara Rianda just outside the Masai Mara National Reserve for our Maasai community neighbours. The construction of the Health Centre was funded by the PD Foundation and most of the clinic fit-out and equipment, by the MacTavish family. The organisation of the construction including fit-out and provision of the infrastructure, was carried out by The Mara Rianda Charitable Trust in conjunction with Governors’ Camp Collection.

The clinic was formally handed over to Community Health Partners Kenya (CHP) who provide the medical staff and run the clinic. The health facility includes an internal waiting area, three consulting rooms, a dispensary and three in-patient wards of five beds each catering for male, female and paediatric patients.

CHP offer accessible, affordable and quality healthcare for all people; additional services include general outpatient care, antenatal and postnatal care, well child clinic, family planning, HIV testing and counselling, laboratory services, HIV / Aids Care and treatment, integrated community outreach services, prevention of mother to child transmission, OVC care, TB care and management, nutrition and dietetics and water and sanitation advice.

This health facility has dramatically improved access to quality healthcare for the Maasai community in the Mara Rianda area. The morning after the opening in 2013, over 30 patients attended the outpatient clinic seeking medical help!

Since 2014 the clinic has carried out:

  • 5611 Immunisations
  • Seen 9303 new patients under 5yrs old
  • Seen 17,395 new patients over 5yrs old
  • Had revisits from 8466 patients under 5yrs old
  • Had revisits from 20,121 patients over 5 yrs old
  • Seen 3585 Antenatal Mothers
  • Delivered 321 New Babies
  • Enrolled 125 patients in HIV care

Recent additions to the clinic have included:

  • A new maternity block
  • A haematology (blood) analyser
  • A portable oxygen concentrator and humidifier
  • An Electrical suction machine
  • Baby weighing scales and a heater for the maternity ward

We are very proud to have been partners in this great venture and wish to thank Peter Diethelm (PD Foundation), the MacTavish Family, Richard & Pola Long (The Mara Rianda Charitable Trust), CHP and everyone involved in the project. Today, the health clinic continues to provide quality healthcare and you are welcome to visit it; please arrange this directly with our camp manager.