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Mission 2008 - ANSWER AFRICA "Nets For Life"

ANSWER AFRICA working with the Ministry of Health (MOH)
Meru Central District, Meru, Kenya

Dr. James Gitonga
District Medical Officer of Health, Meru Central District, Meru, Kenya

Dr. Dan Kiptoon
Medical Superintendent, Meru District Hospital, Meru Kenya

(a) Meru District - from November 2007 to Novermber 2008 received a total of 102,165 Mosquito nets through assistance of Answer Africa.

3,500 of these nets have been given to squatters in Timau and Ex-lewa areas, 3,700 to widows, orphans and people living with HIV/Aids.  Another 1,650 were distributed to destitute children through the District Children Officer.  Other 90,145 nets were distributed through 21 health clinics as follows:-

    1. Kinoro Health Center - 3,450
    2. Kanyakine Sub-District Hospital - 4,600
    3. Mitunguu Health Center - 3,436
    4. Kathigu Health Center - 3,430
    5. Kaongo Health Center - 4,480
    6. Cotellengo Hospital - 4,160
    7. St. Ann Hospital - 3,450
    8. Gatimbi Health Center - 3,970
    9. Githongo Sub-District Hospital - 4,450
    10. Kathithi Dispensary - 3,950
    11. Giaki Health Center - 3,970
    12. Kiburine Dispensary - 4,370
    13. Meru District Hospital - 10,500
    14. Kiirua Dispensary - 3,000
    15. Ruiri Health Center - 5,520
    16. Timau Heath Center - 4,070
    17. Ex-lewa Dispensary - 4,460
    18. Naari Health Center - 3.100
    19. Mikumbune Sub-District Hospital - 3,979
    20. Nkubu Dispensary - 3,900
    21. Muti-O-Kiama Health Center - 3,900
      TOTAL - 90,145

(b) In-Patient Hospital Bed Conical Green Net Program

Another consignment of 3,180 nets were received and distributed to all major hospitals in Meru Central, Meru North, Tharaka, Chuka, Embu and Mbeere Districts to be used in hospital beds.

During this December, we have also received 7,753 nets which we are in the process of distributing before the end of this year. This brings the total number of nets received from November 2007 to December 2008 to 109,918 nets.