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MESSAGE FROM THE AMBASSADOR:

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

Mar 1, 2012
Malteser International, the Order of Malta’s Worldwide Relief, continues to play a central role in providing assistance to the people of Kenya in many different ways.

The Nairobi Slums Project continues to provide testing, diagnosis and treatment for HIV and Tuberculosis in eight slums of Nairobi. With a catchment of 3million people the impact is enormous. The medical professionals in the Health Centres are greatly assisted by the team of 48 Community Health Workers who visit the very sick patients in their homes and spend much time ensuring that all the patients are taking their medication, as well as making sure that community is aware of the symptoms of the diseases and where treatment is available.

Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission of HIV. This is a new project funded by the Catholic Relief Services (CRS). It is based in two areas of Nairobi, Eastlands and Langata. The work is to ensure that mothers who are HIV+ know how to prevent their children from contracting the disease. This can occur during pregnancy, labour, delivery and breastfeeding. Without treatment, around 15-30% of babies born to HIV-infected women will become infected with HIV during pregnancy and delivery. A further 5-20% will become infected through breastfeeding.

Assistance to the people of Marsabit District of Northern Kenya. This project will be based around the town of Illeret on the eastern side of Lake Turkana close to the Ethiopian border. The project is currently in the planning stages and it is hoped that it will begin in July 2012. The focus will be on markets, livelihood, transport (to connect markets and livelihood), water (harvesting of rain water, dams etc…), energy (small scale), education and schools (only one primary school in Illeret) and heath awareness. This area of Northern Kenya is prone to drought and was one of the worst affected in the 2012 drought and famine that hit the Horn of Africa. The hope is that the people of the region will become better prepared to help themselves when the areas is affected by the next inevitable drought.