Matibabu Operating Theater | Operating Rooms at Hospital




About the Facility:

The 30/30 Project and Construction for Change are eager to break ground in early 2020 on the final stage of the Matibabu hospital - a combined surgical suite and emergency room (typically referred to in Kenya as the “Accident and Emergency (A&E) Department”). This will entail constructing a facility that houses two operating theaters, pre-op and post-op rooms, an emergency room with 6 adult beds and 4 pediatric beds, which will allow for an observation area within the confines of the A&E Department or Casualty. Surgeons will be able to conduct obstetric, gynecologic, abdominal, ophthalmology, ENT, orthopedic, urology, and plastic surgeries. Matibabu Hospital expects to perform more than 450 surgeries in the first year of operation, with that number increasing each year thereafter.


Why …?

Siaya County has a 23.7% prevalence of HIV among women and a 15.9% prevalence among men. This equates to an overall 17.8% prevalence among adults, making it the third most severely affected of the 47 counties in Kenya.…

Project Partners:

Tiba Foundation is a U.S. non-profit organization that works to build and improve healthcare in rural Kenya through monetary grants.

Matibabu Foundation is a Kenyan non-governmental organization located in Ukwala, Ugenya sub county, Siaya County. Its mission and purpose are to empower communities to take charge of their health, improve access to quality integrated health services and strengthen linkages to other essential services.