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About Kenya Women and Children's Wellness Centre

The Centre is committed to promoting equity and excellence in healthcare for Kenya's women and children, with a special focus on those from underpriviledged and under-resourced communities. The Kenya Women and Children's Wellness Centre is the inaugural project of James R. Jordan Foundation (JRJF... read moreI). JRJFI was established in 2000 by Mrs. Deloris Jordan in honor of her late husband, James. JRJFI is dedicated to strengthening families, motivating youth and ensuring high quality academic opportunities for children in underserved communities. Working collaboratively to support the mission of the Government of Kenya, JRJFI, with Mrs. Jordan's commitment and perseverance, determination and passion, has convened a team of partner donors to establish the Kenya Women and Children's Wellness Centre (KWCWC). Located on the campus of United States International University in Nairobi Kenya, and housed on 10 acres of dedicated land, KWCWC will be a state of the art healthcare facility whose programming shares a common intent to serve the health and wellness of the community. The Kenyan Ministry of Health will utilize the space as a hub of healthcare research and reform towards its public health mission. The main programmed elements include a 184 bed inpatient hospital; women and children outpatient clinics; institute of learning where practitioners are trained in healthcare administration and systems, Gender Violence Recovery Center (GVRC), Family village (hostel), Research and Training Centre, Pediatric Care, HIV/ AIDS Out-Patient Clinic, Burns Unit and a Forensics Laboratory. The facilities are organized into a campus setting overlooking the rolling landscape. The variety of complimentary health and wellness facilities are designed to provide holistic approach to well-being beyond traditional medical care. Overall the facility will provide a new standard of care that provides the best diagnostic care in a modern healthcare environment not only for the people of Kenya, but also East and Central Africa Region. KWCWC, through its community outreach program, addresses sexual and Gender Based Violence in Kasarani and surrounding areas which include among others, Babadogo, Githurai, Kahawa West, Korogocho and Mathare. This program is being supported by USAID. They facilitate a public awareness campaign and national policies to help reduce the Gender Based Violence cases in the community. The program outputs in the project area are key ingredient for realization of KWCWC goals and objectives. KWCWC has also commissioned a baseline survey to identify GBV trends in Roysambu and establish bottlenecks to access to justice, medical service and psychosocial support for survivors of GBV. Gaps for the study findings will be relevant in policy advocacy and in strengthening delivery for survivors of GBV.

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