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RocDoc and Festimed are proud to sponsor Patchworking Against Poverty.  Three of our staff have volunteered for the 2019 Medical Camp.

Patchworking Against Poverty is an outstanding charity founded in 2012, which arranges for volunteers, nurses and doctors to hold medical camps in Kenya. These camps provide medical services across multiple remote locations in Kenya. In addition to this vital direct care, PAP also assists in the improvement of the Wema Maternity Home and medical clinic in Kawangware, Nairobi.

In March 2019, Patchworking Against Poverty medical camps will be providing doctors, dentists, opticians and family planning nurses along with a testing lab and pharmacy. Patients will be screened for HIV, Malaria, STIs as well as cervical screening. There will be family planning talks, oral contraceptives, implants and injections. Cataract operations will be provided to up to 40 patients, and around 800 pairs of prescription glasses will be given out. Doctors will give treatment and follow up referral for chronic conditions, with some surgical referral also to be made. The medical camp will run for 6 days and 6 different locations in western Kenya in the counties of Kisii and Nyamira. Approximately 4,000-5,000 patients will be treated during this time.

As a charity organisation, Patchworking Against Poverty, continues its amazing efforts due only to the efforts of its hardworking volunteers and the donations it receives. This year 23 volunteers will be travelling to Kenya, of which, we are proud to count three current Festimed staff. All these volunteers pay for their own travel and are obviously unpaid whilst undertaking these clinics, the donations made to PAP go directly to the patients care and not into the charity.

For 2019 RocDoc and Festimed have donated 300 Malaria tests, 350 HIV tests, 60 STI tests, 120 pregnancy tests and 200 urine tests in addition to providing clothing and ID cards for all of the volunteers.

To find out more about Patchworking Against Poverty, please click here.

If you would also like to help directly you can make donations here.

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