Healthcare: Focus on KCH

Four years ago MCI began funding locum nurses to fill in staffing gaps on the Pediatric ward at KCH, where there are as many as 500 patients admitted during the rainy season. Today, in addition to locum support for over 2,000 hours of pediatric nursing care per month, we employ 4 full-time pediatric nurses.

MCI built, supplies, and funds the KCH pediatric lab since November 2019, and has provided thousands of life-saving tests for children, including complete blood counts, serum chemistries, microscopy, and other specialized tests. We employee the entire Peds Lab staff, and provide all lab reagents, machines, and maintenance. 

MCI has provided the Pediatric department with computers and Wi-fi  with which to access healthcare resources and digital X-rays.

In May 2022 we developed a fund for the Pediatric Department to use when there are gaps in procurement of tests, studies, or medications, allowing the physicians and staff to augment care when they are faced with resource limitations within the hospital. 

We provide salary support for the hospital social workers, and during the pandemic were able to mobilize PPE for the entire Pediatric Department and support staff.

Our organization has had a strong partnership with the KCH Department of Pediatrics since its inception, and maintains open communication that helps facilitate success and transparency.

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MCI believes in local human and economic capacity building. We built and support a lab for the paediatric department at KCH.

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With partners, MCI supported emergency relief during COVID-19 to purchase oxygen concentrators and to supply personal protective equipment for hospital staff.