Community Health Workers
Our team of Community Health Workers are all volunteers. They are incredibly dedicated to the work of Buburi Health Clinic and believe passionately in improving the health of their community.
The team regularly visit vulnerable families and individuals in the community to raise awareness about malaria prevention and other health related issues, such as general hygiene and sanitation, ante and post natal care, importance of baby immunisation, recognising illness in the young, nutrition during pregnancy and breast feeding, nutrition in children, treating dehydration, HIV/AIDS prevention, promoting safe sex and sexual health.
In 2011 alone, the team of health workers visited 11 villages in the area, meeting with more than 420 vulnerable families. “We are ambassadors for the clinic. We are working for better health for our community. The work is hard but I see people in the community who have problems and I know I can help them. I can save a life and that makes it all worthwhile.” – Agness Khaduli, Community Health Worker since 1998
Back row L-R: Alice Nelima, Rose, Agness Khaduli. Middle row L-R: Florence Ogutu, Caroline Oduke, Pamela Majimbo, Debra Ogwangi. Front row – Agnetta Obare. Photo: Thomas Lay
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