Provide Medical Help
Abigail Ministries helps funded surgical operations and courses of treatment and regular medication for people we support when it has been impossible for the family to raise the necessary funds for urgent medical treatment and regular medicines.
It may be a simple scratch but left untreated it could turn into a sinister tumour or if it becomes infected could turn into tetanus and death. Straightforward first aid intervention could prevent these tragic consequences but even the most basic medicines are not within reach of most of these poor families. Medicines cost money, so does transport to get to the nearest hospital which may be 50Km away. Water, especially clean water, is scarce and flies swarm in abundance. Blood attracts them!! During our visits to Kenya we have encountered children with massive tumours and grieving families who have lost a child just because they didn’t have access to simple first aid medicines such as antiseptics and bandages. We have also seen loss of life during childbirth due to inability for the folks to get to a Clinic or Hospital, let alone afford the Care!
Future Plans – Abigail Health Care Clinic
Abigail Ministries has been given some very generous gifts to build a Health Care Clinic near Seed School in Seiyo which will be of great benefit to the community there. The Clinic will offer first aid treatment and medicines for minor injuries and illnesses as well as a Counselling Service and advice on Family Planning.
Although the foundations were laid in late 2011 it was not until October 2015 that the building had the roof fitted. We now await local trades for fitting windows and doors, plastering and then a professional carpenter we know from near Nairobi will construct and fit the furniture. God willing and with effort from the local folk it should be opened during 2016.