Transforming Health Care in Kenya

The Growth of Baraka Hospital

From its beginnings in 2010, Baraka has grown to be able to service the needs of the surrounding communities and bring quality health care to the Maasai Mara.

Located in Narok County in Kenya, Baraka Hospital is a facility grounded on the basis of community needs. It serves a catchment population of roughly 67,000 people in over 25 communities who, prior to the existence of Baraka, would have had to travel over two hours to access the nearest hospital. Since its opening in October of 2010, Baraka has provided rural communities in the regionwith the first community-based clinic and access to basic health treatment, vaccinations and emergency services. As the need and reach of Baraka continued to grow, the hospital has continually embraced provision of quality, affordable, effective and efficient health care for all clients. In 2013, the clinic was expanded to add a maternity ward, and in August of 2016 in-patient

facilities and a state-of-the-art surgical wing were added. Other services now available at Baraka include out-patient and preventative health services, a laboratory, community-based activities and outreach, and physiotherapy. These facilities and services further improve the ability of Baraka Hospital to provide advanced and quality health care for community members in the region. With access to effective health care, families are able to remain healthy and be empowered to lift themselves out of poverty—parents can focus on their income-generating activities to support their household, and children are spending less time out of school, ensuring they receive quality education for a brighter future.

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BARAKA HOSPITAL IMPACT REPORT

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