HomeDREAMNairobi, Kenya – DREAM exploratory mission
30
Jan
2007
30 - Jan - 2007



   

A DREAM mission recently went to Kenya to assess the possibility of offering diagnostic and treatment services in the country capital Nairobi.
This visit is yet another fruit of the relationship of collaboration between the Community of Sant’Egidio and the Congregation of the Daughters of Charity, a rapport that has been growing and extending to ever more countries. In this case, the idea is to set up a molecular biology laboratory that could be linked to the many health centres run by the Sisters in Nairobi to give sick people in the city the possibility of treatment.

   

So far, the presence of DREAM in Kenya has been limited to the centre of Materi in a rather rural area near Meru.

The opening of an AIDS treatment centre in the chaotic populous Kenyan capital, a city full of contradictions, modern and poor at the same time, would be a big sign of hope for the slum settlements on the outskirts, where despair and neglect often prevail.

 

The community delegation also visited Meru region in view of the opening of a new centre in collaboration with other religious congregations at work in the area.

The visit involved the Materi centre and provided the opportunity to celebrate its first year of activities.

Patients, staff and relatives wanted to thank DREAM for being there and for bringing the hope of treatment to such an isolated area.

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