Community Dispensary

 

Brief History

Kolunga Community Dispensary was started in 2004 to provide basic health care services to Kolunga beach community residents and the adjacent villages. 

 

The Kolunga community was burdened with the challenges of walking for about 3 to 5 kilometers to the nearest health facility.  Our dispensary ended this burden by building a dispensary in the heart of our fishing community.

 

We offer cost effective health care services to about 3,500 community members. The services we offer are stated blow.


·      IMMUNIZATION

·      ANTE-NATAL AND POST –NATAL

·      FAMILY PLANNING

·      LUCD INSERTION

·      NORPLANTS INSERTION

·      INJECTABLE & PILLS

·      CERVIAL CANCER SCREENING

·      OUT-PATIENT

·      VCT/HTC

·      DBS COLLECTION & ARV’S PROVISION

 


 

As part of integrated approach to various health challenges in our community, we also provide health outreach services in local schools and other fishing beaches to reach the unreached.

 

In school outreach program we provide health talks and education on reproductive health for students between ages of 10 – 19. We teach life skills to promote abstinence and safer sex. Our school program has brought forth the benefit of increased school completion rate among young girls who were dropping out of school due to teenage pregnancy.  

We also organize yearly dental camps and provide eyeglasses at an affordable cost.

Together with other local community organizations we celebrate World Malaria Day and World Aids Day.