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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.

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COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

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Feb 8, 2011

One of the Community Health Workers, Rogers, was alerted to the plight of a very sick woman, Grace, in early December 2010. Her home is the exact dimension of a single mattress. The walls and roof are corrugated iron sheeting and when it rains the water pours down the sides onto the mattress. Grace was found by Rogers in a critical state - she had been vomiting blood for several weeks and was too week to get up from her mattress on the floor.

Rogers carried her to the Health Clinic where she was tested and diagnosed with tuberculosis. She has been receiving home-based care and nutritional support from Rogers for the past two months and is now able to walk to the clinic a couple of times a week to collect her medicines.

There is no doubt that without the diligence of the Malteser International CHW that Grace would now be dead. She is so happy with the help that she has received and is looking forward to being able to have her two children back home with her very soon. They are currently being looked after by her sister. She is also hoping to return to work in the near future. Before becoming ill she was doing casual cleaning jobs, earning approximately 100 Shillings (72p) per day.