Roughly every two years Nomad Charities offers a 3-day, free medical clinic with the help of doctors and volunteers from both the US and Kenya.
In all, we treat up to 1,500 patients over a 3-day period, providing free malaria and AIDS testing, medicine and HIV/AIDS counseling and medicine referrals.
In truth, we treat everything from pulling cockroaches out of ears to patching bones that have been broken for 2 years. It’s both rewarding and incredible difficult to know that we are really just putting a ‘band aid’ on the situation as so much more needs to be done. We’ve had people pass away at our clinics to others that have been sponsored for surgeries and made full recoveries. But we need to do more.
Our future efforts will focus on women’s health and birth control. Roughly 80% of the women that pass through our clinics ask for birth control. We can and will make this happen. This is a goal of ours in 2016.