Thanks to its equatorial location, Kenya has always attracted thousands of tourists who come here to discover the 'beauty of Africa'.
- Population: 45 million
- In December 2007, more than 1,000 people died in post-election ethnic riots and 600,000 people were forced to leave their homes.
MAGNA concluded all its activities in Kenya in 2013.
- Opening of mission in Kenya: 2007
- Areas of intervention: Nyanza province, Msambweni and Garissa
- Number of staff in the field: 49 (in 2013)
Overview of the Crisis in Kenya
Kenya has been struggling to fight HIV / AIDS for many years; millions of people have been infected. At the same time, the country was plagued by violence between local ethnic groups following the disputed elections in 2007.
How dis MAGNA help in Kenya?
By February 2013, the recovery activities put in place to support communities affected by HIV/AIDS and hunger had all been concluded.
Our activities included the distribution of material aid, the operation of HIV / AIDS programs and nutrition centers, and the construction of hospital facilities.
- We operated a three-year program of lifesaving treatment to 4,000 HIV/AIDS which included the prevention of mother to child transmission in the Kombewa and Nyahera hospitals in the Nyanza province.
- We operated a three-year program of lifesaving treatment to 3,000 HIV/AIDS which included the prevention of mother to child transmission in the Msambweni hospital in the Coast province.
- We newly build and fully equipped HIV/AIDS center in Nyahera in the Nyanza province.
- We operated nine therapeutic nutrition centers in Garissa and three in Msambweni to treat over 14,000 malnourished children as a response to famine and refugee crisis in 2011.