Little baby “Pappy” was safely delivered in the Segera Clinic during the memorial service for the Mission’s founder Reverend Carlton “Pappy” Gleason in 2012. Baby Pappy was one of 92 babies delivered in the clinic that year. The clinic serves and area of over 10,000 people and can see up to 1,000 patients each month! You can improve healthcare services at Segera by joining us in building a new 5-room community health centre and installing a water system for the Clinic and community by March 2017. Click ►HERE to read more about the clinic.
About This Project
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About the project
The Segera Mission was started by Rev. Carlton Gleason after he first visited Kenya in 1998 and saw the tremendous needs. Rev. Gleason, called “Pappy” by all that knew him, started a medical clinic, a school, a feeding program for widows and orphans and a mission outreach program in a remote area 40 miles from Mount Kenya in Northern Central Kenya. He died there at age 94 leaving behind a legacy of caring and love to the poorest of the poor. The Segera Clinic is currently set up in the dining/kitchen building where the orphans also live. A new clinic building will soon be constructed.
- Segera Clinic provides the only medical care for 600 square miles serving an area of more than 10,000 people.
- Operated by Richard Skow. Owns 20 acres for mission and donated six acres to a foundation for school.
- Includes primary school from nursery to Grade 8, dispensary/clinic, orphanage and water supply (water treatment from river), plus two chapels. Only public library in 600 square km, with about 2,000 volumes.
- Thirty full-time staff, including three nurses and one lab technician plus support staff in the dispensary/clinic.
- ABW has installed water distribution system and built 4 classrooms in 2015. Currently using a storeroom, chapel and family and staff space for school. Ranked second among 30 district schools on the national exam.
- School enrollment of 194.
- Community is provided with free water, which reduces the treatment of waterborne diseases at the clinic. Uses flocculent and chlorine like municipal treatment; government tests on water have proven perfect.
- The dispensary/clinic operates around the clock and has had about 300 births in three years. The lab does urine/fecal/blood tests on site. The clinic had more than 8,400 patients in the preceding year, not including the pre- and post-natal visits or about 1,000 immunizations.
- Eight orphans live on site.
- Most financial support comes from individual private donors.
- Operational expenses are about $10,000-12,000 USD per month. To include a maintenance program would push the budget to about $15,000.
- Patients pay 100 KSH, if possible.
A new clinic structure will soon be built.