The medicine supply to cure malaria, cough and pain is now full at Nikumbuke health clinic thanks to a donation from the advertising agency Markus in Linköping. It used to be Louise Felldin´s old working place and when she visited them before her trip to LungaLunga, the staff spontaneously fundraised 5 200 Swedish krona.
Bendettah said that the greatest need for the moment was medicine and on Louise’s arrival to Kenya they, together with Nikumbukes nurse Josephine, went to the market and bought a big supply of medicine.
Malaria medicine is much sought after, as it is a big lifesaver. Malaria is very common in Kenya and is a life threatening disease caused by parasites that are transmitted to people through the bites of infected mosquitoes. In 2013, 600 000 people died of malaria, many of them African children. But malaria is preventable and curable and WHO can see that the increased malaria prevention activities have limited the spread and effects of the disease.
The Nikumbuke health and educational center both educate women and girls in malaria prophylaxis and treat malaria patients.