In Kibera the average life expectancy is thirty years of age, compared with sixty years of age in the rest of Kenya. Women face additional health risks: the number one killer of women in Kibera is childbirth, and extreme gender discrimination creates strong barriers for women accessing health facilities or health information.
The Johanna Justin-Jinich Community Clinic opened on November 17, 2010 and specializes in providing quality primary health care and offers a program focused on women and children’s health. Through our Community Health Worker program, the care we provide to the community is not limited by the clinic walls.
We treat every patient to walks through our doors with the dignity they deserve and are seeing results. The clinic sees over 1,000 patients every month—and this number is continuously on the rise.
In late 2010, a young 6-month old baby, Jevan, was brought to the Johanna Justin-Jinich Community Clinic with severe diarrhea, a condition that is too often quickly fatal and the third most common killer of children in Kenya. Thanks to the swift and decisive actions of our skilled clinical officers and continued monitoring by our community health workers, Jevan was given life-saving treatment and is now a thriving, happy baby boy.
—It’s stories like these that drive us to continue to provide the highest quality health care possible to those who need it the most.