Friends of Buburi blog

Good News on World Malaria Day

The photo is of a young girl who came to the clinic with suspected Malaria. She was very poorly and was waiting on her test results, which showed she had Malaria. Fortunately she made a full recovery after treatment. On World Malaria Day it is good to see that Malaria...

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Buburi Supports World Immunisation Week

World Immunisation Week is a yearly global health campaign to raise public awareness of how immunisation saves lives and supports people everywhere to get the vaccinations needed against deadly diseases for themselves and their children. We’ve been really fortunate at...

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Celebrating World Health Day

World Health Day, celebrating the anniversary of the founding of the World Health Organisation (WHO), provides us with a unique opportunity to highlight health topics of concern for people in other parts of the world. Of course, health means different things to...

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Our work in Buburi | World TB Day

TB is a disease that has become increasingly common in places such as rural Kenya where there is the burden of poverty and HIV, and we regularly see people with the disease at our healthcare clinic in Buburi. In the developed world TB is unusual because in most...

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Family Planning | International Women’s Day

Women’s place in society is different with each country or continent but one thing that is common to all and brings them together, is their fertility. However there is a vast difference between what happens to women in low income economies such as rural Kenya and high...

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How to Volunteer with Us

Here in the UK our charity is run entirely by volunteers and that's why 100% of the money we raise goes directly to the work we do in Buburi. So volunteers are vital to us here but we also welcome volunteers at our health clinic in Buburi too as we know that everyone...

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Buburi has Some Visitors!

In November 2016 Sallie, one of the trustees, visited the clinic. Two volunteers accompanied her, Fiona, a GP, who has specialised in sexual health and Jo, a nurse, who had just completed the Diploma in Tropical Nursing. Neither had worked in the developing world so...

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Buburi helps to beat Jiggers!

Great news! There has been a tremendous improvement in the number of children at the local orphanage, Uzima Orphan Centre, needing treatment for Jiggers. Jiggers is a very painful parasitic infestation by a sand flea and causes the children distress, infection and...

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