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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.

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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Visitors from Scotland spend time with the Order of Malta projects in Kenya

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Apr 8, 2011

During the course of this year the Nairobi Slums Project is being handed over to the Kenyan Ministry of Health (MOH). This is being carried out in stages between February and June. As with all Malteser International programmes worldwide, they are always keen on ensuring ownership and sustainable development – which is only possible if local authorities take over responsibility as soon as possible.

However, due to the importance of the Community Health Worker (CHW) component to the success of the TB and HIV treatment this will remain under the care of Malteser International. The MOH is heavily under resourced and we are anxious that the CHW side is not neglected due to financial restrictions. The reality is that without the CHW component the TB and HIV treatment will suffer badly, possibly even fail.

Although Malteser International has all the expertise and experience of managing the team of CHWs, they do not have the funds available at this time, so the Embassy of the Order of Malta has assisted by finding donors for this vital work.

On a recent visit to the TB projects Alice Murphy and Gianfranco Cicogna were treated to an excellent short play by some of the Community Health Workers. They made it fun and entertaining, but at the same time getting across to the audience the very important message about TB symptoms, diagnosis and treatment.

They hope to perform this as part of their continuous community awareness campaign. It is their hope and dream that no one in Kenya needs die from tuberculosis through lack of knowledge of the disease and the ease of treatment.

The treatment that is offered by Malteser International is completely free of charge to the patients. Therefore the only barrier to recovery from TB is a lack of knowledge and awareness.