Mara Hospital Oloonkolin

The population of Oloonkolin did not have access to medical care. Around sixty percent of the children who died in Oloonkolin died during childbirth or as a result of complications. Births often start at home without the guidance of a medical specialist. If complications occur during delivery, it was often too late for both mother and child. This mainly concerns young girls. These girls also often need guidance and care due to traumatic experiences as a result of genital mutilation, marriage at a young age and pregnancy at a young age

Good health care was therefore necessary in Oloonkolin and the surrounding area and that is why the MaraStich hospital was established in 2018 with the supportive cooperation of the Oloonkolin Foundation in the Netherlands and the Wild Geese Foundation to give the Maasai and the Kalenjin community access to medication, vaccination and increasing knowledge about healthy living and hygiene.

Mara Hospital Oloonkolin is a Level 3 patient-oriented care institution that consists of sea containers.The hospital has, among other things, a consultation room with room for the clinical officer and for a midwife who has consultations and deliveries. There is also a separate room for a lab technician (such as blood collection) and a trauma room. Seriously ill patients and / or pregnant women may be temporarily admitted to the nursing room pending transfer to Kilgoris District Hospital. Between the containers is the reception, where the medical records are stored, and a pharmacy room.



The objectives of Mara Hospital Oloonkolin are:

• Provide basic medical care;

• Provide prenatal and postnatal care in the health center.

• Informing the community about HIV prevention; offering tests and condooms;

. Information and support for people infected with HIV

• Family planning information and guidance;

• Improvement of the medical capacity:

• Vaccinations;

• Provide guidance and support to girls with traumatic experiences due to genital mutilation (FGM);

• Eye examination, supplying glasses and performing eye surgery, as well as information about hygiene and healthy food to prevent these problems in the future;

• Training of the medical personnel.