Kimlea Clinic, provides medical care to the labourers in the tea plantations and environs surrounding Kimlea Technical Training Centre. It started as a medical assistance program, at a time when many serious household accidents and illnesses were being reported, and few of the people able to afford medical attention. The then mobile clinic helped to cater for some of these but it was obvious that regular medical help was needed in the area.
The Children’s Health Program (CHEP) is an outreach program of Kimlea Clinic. CHEP began from the experience at Kimlea Clinic where many parents cannot afford to take their children to established health centres due to the costs associated with such facilities.
Through funding from Fundación RODE (Spain), a permanent clinic was built and opened in 2006. The facility has a fully qualified doctor, nurses, laboratory technician, pharmaceutical technologist and counsellor.
Fundación Carmen Gandarias (Spain) is the main sponsor of this project covering most of the running expenses of the clinic since 2007.