Video: A Look at Kibera
November 5, 2009
The video below provides a snapshot of our visit. Through the shouts of children, navigation of drainage ditches and interviews with commissioners, you get a sense of challenges in the overcrowded slum and its many possibilities:
The CSIS/CARE delegation started its trip to Kenya with a trip to Carolina for Kibera (CFK), an international non-governmental organization based in one of the world’s largest slums. In addition to the program’s community-based medical clinic and youth leadership programs, the Tabitha Clinic serves as a major data collection point for CDC surveillance. Twice a month community health workers visit resident’s homes to collect routine health data on mobile devices. The CDC’s International Emerging Infections Program provides key reporting information for emerging infectious diseases and offers technical support to Kenya’s public health infrastructure. This data is essential to efficiently link available services and resources to the biggest burdens on the community. Kibera residents suffer disproportionately from HIV/AIDS, malaria, tuberculosis, diarrheal diseases, respiratory infections and unintentional injuries.