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Dear visitor, welcome to the website of our Embassy in Kenya!

Dr. Wilhelm von Trott zu SolzOur presence in Kenya is a living expression of the good diplomatic relations that exist between the Sovereign Order of Malta and the Republic of Kenya. The Order of Malta is engaged in constantly improving the livelihood of men, women and children. Our activities in all countries throughout the world are especially centred on the needs of the poor and handicapped people, regardless of race, religion or gender.

We welcome guests to our website and invite them to help us and our relief organisation to make this world a better place, for the benefit of the needy and the poor, the sick and the handicapped.

Stay together with us in this country of diversity, of wildlife heritage and of breathtaking landscapes and enjoy the warm welcome of its people.

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Malteser International

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Nairobi, Jul 23, 2010
Nairobi has a population of 4.5 million of which about 2.2 million live in the slums - although these only make up five percent of the city area. In the shanty towns about ten percent of the adult population is infected by the HI virus.

Thus, the slums belong to the most affected areas. Poor living conditions, extreme poverty as well as the lack of education are main reasons for the spread of HIV/AIDS in the slums of Kenyas capital.

Since August 2001, Malteser International has been fighting against AIDS and TB in eight slums of Nairobi with a catchment area of 600,000 people. The diagnosis and treatment, the training of local staff in the health centres, the set up of laboratories and the education of slum residents are essential parts of the programme. The work of Malteser International in Nairobi has already been awarded several times by the Kenyan government.

The employment and further training of local specialised staff is the key to success of the work in Nairobi. For an effective treatment of AIDS, qualified and sufficient personnel for the intensive care of the patients and the regular control of their blood and organs are indispensable. Only in 2008, Malteser International provided counseling for over 24,000 persons and tested their blood on HIV/AIDS.