Solidarity

HEALTH

A new dispensary on the Mida Creek Island

Another dream come true in Kadaina thanks to italians

15-11-2016 by Hilary Mazzon

The Italian Solidarity for the "lonely" island of the Mida Creek does not stop.
After the splendid school created by Marafiki Onlus now the island of Kadaina also has a small hospital, thanks to the association "Pediatrics for emergency".
Kadaina is a small island of the Mida Creek Watamu, nestled in the mangrove forest, beautiful but very uncomfortable to reach.
It has only one side close to the mainland, from which you can reach the shore Matsangoni walking for fifteen minutes in the mud.
On the island live about a thousand people including students and residents, that before the arrival of the project of Valentina Moscheni, Elisabetta Marigonda and Mario Rossi with Marafiki Onlus had nothing, only a handful of huts.
With Marafiki Onlus arose schools, water and a doctor.
With the arrival of Dr. Paul Calafiore and its Pediatric Emergency Onlus doctors for the November 11, 2016 it was reach another important objective: the construction and the opening of a small hospital.
Pediatrics for Emergency Onlus is an association recognized by the Italian Government because the list of registered national associations of Italian civil protection.
E 'was born in 2010 with the aim to bring together pediatricians and nurses in emergencies.
The project dispensary albeit beyond the statutory objectives of the association has been shared and wanted by all 400 members who have participated in the various stages of the project, those with fundraising, those in specialist support on site.
Was exciting to see the whole community united in celebrating their achievement, the right to health, to a safe birth, health care for the little ones, without having to take half an hour or an hour's drive (including canoeing , motorcycles and tuktuk), or without necessarily having to give up a meal in order to address the freight expense to the first public dispensary.
The aim is to eliminate the barriers that prevent the community to enjoy basic services such as health and education.
The distances and the cost of transportation to health centers are a strong deterrent to those who live with little, to those who live by fishing and agriculture.
The success has not only been cut and run along with the governor of Kilifi, Mr Amason Kingi, but it will be in January 2017 when the clinic will officially run by the Public Health and Pediatrics for the emergency that will continue to cooperate with the government in Kilifi through medical camps and training of health personnel.
It says here "Maisha Marefu" to wish good luck, literally meaning "long life" and we could not be more appropriate and best wishes on the opening day of the Dispensary Kadaina dedicated to mothers with the delivery room and children, to future generations, in the hope that no women risk their lives to put the world another.

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