You expect to see some amazing things in Kenya but for every stunning memory there are equally bad ones. We spent some of our time in one of the hospitals in Kimilili, trying to work out what project they needed doing and in what way we can help out. The first time we went there we were taken on a tour of the wards. The whole of the children’s ward was about the size of 3 NHS cubicles and I think it had about 11 beds in it.
Strangely while we were there most of the new arrivals were burns victims. All the open stoves and water are a huge hazard. This girl came in with huge burns on her back. We caught up with her quite late in the recovery where she was a little happier. We spent ages taking to the mother who told us their story. We also found out from her that 70% of children in that ward had malaria. Not surprising considering that they do not take malaria tablets.