The Laresoro Dispensary

In early 2016, Laresoro Dispensary was commissioned for construction courtesy of the Northern Rangelands Trust (NRT) Livelihood Support Programme aimed at ensuring surrounding communities' benefits as a result of community conservation efforts by running conservancies.

The County Government of Samburu Department of Health Services signed memoranda with the Kalama Conservancy to provide medics, drugs, and medical equipment; they have been stocking the facility, and the Conservancy works closely with the Samburu East Sub County MoH. Still, they supported the construction of one nurses' quarter and the provision of 2 nurses.  

The Board with the support of the NRT recruited a nurse, three Community Health Workers (CHWs), and a watchman; the facility is up and running for 6yrs now.  

It is serving a population of about 4,000 people in Laresoro, Ntilal, Long'erded, Losaplai, Lesuurua, and Lerata B. The facility has brought convenience to the locals and free access of medicine and services because it is government-sponsored.

Backpack Clinic

Backpack Clinic

With the support of Royal African Safaris, a tricycle they donated is providing mobility to the medical staff to visit villages for children's immunization programmes, mothers' pre-natal care, responding to emergencies and making medical attention convenient to locals. The foundation facilitates the operations of the programme.

The vehicle can carry a crew of 5 and has space for drugs and medical equipment.

The average distance covered from the clinic is about 30 KMS, the terrain is tough and causing challenges to mobility. All the same the crew looks for alternative routes to reach the locals

About 400 children and at least 100 adults are attended in the bi-weekly programme

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Services

The following services are offered:-

  1. TT toxoid for Pregnant Women
  2. Short Term Family Planning Services
  3. Postnatal care services
  4. Treatment Services
  5. Outpatient Curative Services
  6. Natural Family Planning Services
  7. Integrated Management of Childhood Illnesses
  8. Integrated Child Immunization
  9. Infection Prevention and Control to mitigate HIV infection
  10. HIV Testing Services
  11. HIV risk reduction services for priority populations and geographies
  12. HIV risk reduction for Key populations
  13. Focused Antenatal Care
  14. Condom Distribution & STI Prevention
  15. Class E Laboratory Services
  16. Basic Emergency Preparedness