The CHEP Program was set up to provide medical care for children of the tea pickers and casual workers of the tea plantations around Kimlea Clinic. The Clinic team takes care of four Primary Schools within the area.
The program is the result of the experiences we had at the Clinic. Many children were taken to the doctor too late, requiring serious treatment that could have been avoided if seen earlier. We learned that two children had died, and on investigating it transpired that they had never been taken to the doctor. With this in mind, we thought of providing an Outreach Program, which is a simple and effective way for following up the health of thousands of children.
The Program provides the beneficiaries with medical services, including regular check-ups, doctor’s consultation, counseling services, and treatment.
It costs only 50 euros for a child to receive medical attention for 10 years, that is from three or four years to the end of primary education. With this foundation, they will have a healthier future.
The CHEP Program began to operate in 2009 and since then more than 4000 children have benefitted from it.
The aim of the CHEP is to drastically reduce child mortality and malnutrition in the Limuru area.