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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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COMMUNITY HEALTH WORKERS

Sep 3, 2011

The Community Health Workers in the eight TB and HIV clinics continue to carry out their invaluable work in the slum communities in which they live.

The 48 CHWs, consisting of both men and women, young and old, are the backbone to the success of the TB and HIV programme and are readily available to any slum residents who have a concern about their health. As many of them are former patients themselves they are very empathetic towards the needs of their patients.

In mid September there was a terrible fire in one of the Nairobi slums, Lunga Lunga. This was caused by a leak in an oil pipe that runs through the slum and it caused many residents to lose their houses in the fires that ensued. One of those who lost his home and all his possessions was Alex Ngana. Alex is the 4th born of a family of 10 children.

He is a single parent of 5 children; 2 in primary school and 3 in secondary school. 2 of his children are HIV+ and receiving treatment. His wife died of TB/HIV complications. He lived with his 5 children in a single room in the Sinai village in Lunga Lunga slum in Nairobi. In the evenings he sells fruit and vegetable to earn some extra money. In describing his work Alex says ‘Armed with the training I receive through Malteser International I am determined to give health education to inform my people about HIV and reduce the stigma.’