October 3, 2017 New paint for the existing Talek Clinic. September 28, 2017 Walls going up. August 18, 2017 Foundation. July 31, 2017 Starting construction. July 21, 2017 Project ground breaking.
Construction of new clinical building.
The Talek Community Health Centre, located in the Maasai business community of Talek, provides medical service to a large remote area near one of the entry gates to the Maasai Mara National Reserve. The clinic registers about 12,000 patients per year, some coming from as far away as Tanzania. It has separate in-patient and maternity wards (four beds each), out-patient consultation rooms, a separate consultation room for infectious diseases, labs, diagnostic imaging and a pharmacy. It is operated by the Community Health Partners (a local wing of the Christian Ministries Foundation) which pays staff and supplies medications and materials.
When ABW discovered the clinic, it was operating in a small, borrowed building, but a nearby plot of land had been donated and fenced. In three phases, ABW built the current structure, adding water catchment and drilling a well as work progressed. Other organizations provided toilets and a residence for medical staff. ABW has also provided medical equipment and provided training to the staff through ABW volunteers and by flying the clinic manager to Canada for training and experience.
• Because the staff speak Maa (the Maasai language), the clinic draws Maasai patients from as far as Tanzania.
• The remote clinic serves as an outpost for the ABW Medical Team when operating clinics and training in the area.