Huruma Tele Medical Clinic covers a catchment area of 1711.7Km2 with a population of approximately 61,396. Per week 175 patients come to Huruma Tele Medical Clinic for treatment, screenings and education.
Where we come from
Huruma Tele Medical Clinic was founded by Joseph Katana and Beatrice Nyambu in 2004 at Bamba market in Bamba ward, Kilifi County, Kenya.
It is our mission to give people access to medical care. Even if the can’t afford it. We don’t send anybody away who is sick.
Huruma is Swahili and means compassion in English.
But we don’t only offer treatment. We also organize information days on diseases like Malaria and HIV for example, but also on family planning or sexual transmitted diseases (STD).
“Health is a state of complete physical, mental and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”World Health Organization
By now we are a level 2 facility without any patient beds. Our dream is to upgrade the facility to be the referral Centre in the region and beyond. We really believe that this is possible if we look at Mephi Health Services Hospital in Kilifi town which started as a small outpatient clinic but now is a referral Hospital in the region.
We strongly believe that we can make it – together with you.
Joseph Katana comes from Ganze Sub-County, Ganze location. He went to Shimo-La-Tewa High school from 1977 to 1980. He joined Kenya Medical Training College in 1984 and graduated in 1987 with a diploma in clinical medicine. After that he worked for Kenya Ministry of Health for ten years before he joined family planning private sector for another five years. After seeing a Public Hospital being overwhelmed by a large number of patients with some not accessing care for long hours he decided to do something for those people.
This is why he and Beatrice, who has Secondary School education and is trained in secretarial work, founded Huruma Tele Medical Clinic.
Today our founder Joseph is clinical officer in charge, co-founder Beatrice is the financial director. Together with their seven coworkers they provide health care in a rural area at a subsidized cost. So that everybody can afford treatment.