Tumaini Project

08/25/06

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Tumaini is Swahili for hope.

   And Kenyans with AIDS need hope.

  • 2.5 million Kenyans are infected with HIV. Thatís about 7% of the countryís population.

  • 1.5 million children are orphaned in Kenya because their parents have died of AIDS.

  • Medicines are far too expensive for most Kenyans to afford. So many Kenyans die of AIDS, having never received medical care or life-prolonging treatment.

   The Tumaini Project supports activities at The Hope Center for Infectious Diseases, which provides free medical care for Kenyans living with AIDS. The Hope Center was founded in collaboration with The Coptic Hospital in 2004 and has since enrolled over 4,000 patients.

   Funding for basic HIV/AIDS medications comes from the U.S. Presidentís Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR) but the Tumaini Project must pay for other necessary medical care and treatment at the Hope Center and at other HIV treatment facilities in Kenya.  We currently seek to expand our services for HIV-positive women enrolled in the Tumaini Project and on highly active anti-retroviral therapy (HAART). Proceeds will go directly to the care of these women.

 

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This site was last updated 08/25/06