Medgo Dear Foundation

Treatment

Medical tourism is increasingly becoming popular because of the rise of global economic conditions, specially in medical area is prompting people to look for alternate destinations where medical treatments are available at a affordable rate without compromising on the high quality of treatment. MACTAA medical facilitation services offers diverse treatment packages that appeal to a wide range of clientele across East Africa.

Cancer

All-inclusive cancer care and treatment packages including best of medical facilities such as state-of-the art technology, sought-after hospitals, room fee, tests and examination, medicine, nutritional care, radiation therapy and surgery costs for the entire duration.

Urology Treatment

This surgical specialty combines management of surgical problems like the correction of congenital abnormalities, cancers and also correcting stress incontinence, as well as non-surgical problems like benign prostatic hyperplasia and urinary tract infections.

Neuro & Spine Surgery

The practice of neuro spine surgery is performed for correcting diseases and injuries of the spinal cord. The procedure relives pain in the spinal cord and also restores the functions of the suppressed nerves.

Cardiology Treatments

This field looks into diagnosis and treatments of various kinds of heart disorders such as heart failure, congenital heart defects, coronary artery disease, Electrophysiology and valvular heart disease.

Ayurveda Treatment

This is a medical, metaphysical healing life science – the mother of all healing arts. The practice of ayurveda is designed to promote human happiness, health and creative growth. It is the science of daily living and this system of knowledge evolved from the sage’s practical, philosophical and religious illumination which was rooted in their understanding of the creation.

Cosmetic Surgery

Using several latest techniques in carrying out corrective procedures, cosmetic surgery has turned out to be a favorite option for most people worldwide. We offer multiple cosmetic surgeries with the availability of many specialists including; Blepharoplasty (eye lids), Bilateral Blephaoplasty, Breast augmentation, Breast Reduction, Cosmetic rhinoplasty, Face lift (face and neck), Liposuction, etc.

Multi Organ Transplant

The procedure where the organ is taken from another living being in order to replace the diseased organ by the healthy organ that functions properly.

Gastroenterology Treatments

It focuses on the treatment of diseases that affect the gastrointestinal tract involving stomach, pancreas, gallbladder, esophagus, large intestine and small intestine.

Orthopedic Surgery

Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical and nonsurgical means to treat musculoskeletal trauma, spine diseases, sports injuries, degenerative diseases, infections, tumors, and congenital disorders.

MEDGO STRATEGIES

All our strategies are designed to make life better for that person with disability, especially children with severe disabilities

The first step is to ensure the child is medically assessed to know the percentage of disability and rule out the possibility of having any contagious sickness. Secondly is to ensure the child is properly registered and issued with the disability Identity Card from the National Council of Persons With Disabilities (NCPWD) to enable the child access government services easily.

The disability type is professionally assessed and description given on the type of assistive device needed so that we can provide the most suitable to that specific case. The device must match the disability with a sole aim of curing the inability.  The combination of therapy and provision of corrective assistive devices is a major step towards curing inability, Like provision of wheel chairs, calipers, walkers and others.

The centre assesses the capacity of every child to design the appropriate educational programme suitable for every child’s disability challenge. Those who can learn to read and write are offered that opportunity at their individual learning speed. Those without some limbs are trained on compensatory skills to enable them use whichever parts of the body is active. Those who can do vocational courses like tailoring, Hairdressing, sawing, drawings, computer literacy and others are accessed the opportunity to learn them. Music and singing is done as part of speech therapy as we train all the children to appreciate and worship God. Outdoor activities are planned as well for both entertainment and socializing.

To lobby and advocate for the child with severe disability to be included in the family resources allocation list, government cash transfer programme and for those with vocational skills to be provided with logistical support to begin and continue with some economic activities. Communities are sensitized to stop looking at these children as community liability and taboo. They are 100% human and can be helped to live a dignified life. Ongoing research is done to identify policy gaps that prevent resources flowing to benefit the child with disability. The cost of assistive devices has remained too high for the poor parent/ guardian of a child with disability to afford. There is great need to invent environmentally friendly assistive devices that can increase the independence of a person with disability towards self-reliance. Disability services provision Centre’s have not adequately been devolved.

Mobility is a major hindrance and challenge to any person with disability-especially a child with severe disability that has to be transported all the time. The solution to this is to establish units where all the services related to disability needs can be accessed easily.  The Dear Foundation Kenya calls them Medgo Dear Centre . At Kithyoko, we are committed to building the capacity of the centre to accommodate 60 Children to access, therapy, education, vocational skills, Spiritual, Physical and Mental support all at one place.  The Centre shall host local and international volunteers, disability experts and advocates, national and international policy unit, hospital and orthopedic workshops to fabricate assistive devices locally.  Once Kithyoko Centre is properly established, it will offer some training to the students interested in committing their lives to serve in the disability sector.