Karero is a remote Maasai community which is significantly underserved medically. This community suffers from infectious diseases prevalent in the area such as malaria, tuberculosis as well as parasitic infection, hypertension, diabetes, arthritis, burns and wounds. In addition, the region has often been devastated by drought conditions which have significantly impacted the general nutrition among the indigenous people bringing additional negative health impacts.
This clinic began operating on a continuous basis starting in 2010 with the hiring of permanent staff. In Kenya, a fully functional dispensary requires a minimum of 3 staff; a Nurse, a Lab Technician, and a Pharmacist. CompassioNow is providing the funds for these critical positions.
Karero, Kenya is a Maasai community located along the border of Tanzania about 8 miles Northeast of the border town of Namanga. It is only reachable via approximately 12 miles of dirt trails. This area is home to between 5,000 and 8,000 Maasai depending on the amount of seasonable water and vegetation available for their livestock. The permanent population is estimated to be approximately 6,000.