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Office: 37 Station Road, Cheadle Hulme, SK85AF  |  Phone: 07775275582   |  Email: contact@openarms.org.uk | Charity No. 1095664. Copyright © 2018. Open Arms International. All rights reserved. Our Privacy Policy

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Life Centre

To enhance lives, bring dignity and improve health by providing excellent Christ-centered medical care that focuses on the body, mind and spirit.

Our belief is that God is the ultimate physician and healer - Doctors treat but God heals- thus, the Medical Resource Building will be a beacon of light to those who still do not know Him. Providing comfort to the sick and wounded is an opportunity for OAI to show respect and compassion at a time in a person’s life when they may be more open to accepting and following Christ.

Medical Services

Services offered at the MRB will be in the following categories:

  • Outpatient Care – triage, minor wound treatment, diagnosis and treatment of acute illnesses, setting broken bones, management of chronic medical conditions such as diabetes or hypertension, lab tests, etc.

  • Inpatient Care – housing of overnight patients for monitoring of their illness, IV antibiotics or fluids, recovery of procedures with the goal of keeping the number of overnight patients to a minimum.

  • Pharmaceuticals – dispensing of prescribed and over the counter medications.

  • Women’s Healthcare – screening for routine medical problems and chronic conditions, as well as breast exams and pap smears, ob/gyn exams, and labor and delivery services.

  • Men’s Healthcare – screening for routine medical problems and chronic conditions, as well as testicular and prostate exams. 

  • Pediatric Healthcare – wellness checkups, de-worming, vaccinations, management of acute and chronic illness, and minor outpatient treatments. 

  • Dental Care – screenings and exams, cleanings, x-rays, and performance of minor services such as extractions and fillings. This will be staffed by a hygienist on a regular basis and by rotating professionals when possible. 

  • Optometry Care – screenings and exams, providing both prescription and reading eye glasses as available when staffed by rotating professionals. 

  • Ambulance Services – necessary to transport more life threatening cases to a full service hospital.

  • Education – an important part of the mission of the MRB is to educate the local community on the importance of maintaining good health, nutrition, oral hygiene and sanitary living conditions through the use of educational workshops.

 

Services Not Provided – major surgery, trauma services, cosmetic or reconstructive surgery/procedures, NICU/PICU, isolation, physical therapy & rehab, drug & alcohol treatment.

"Kenya only has 1 doctor and 12 nurses for every 10,000 people"

 

- World Health Organization 

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Medical Mission Trips

Mobile medical clinics are an ongoing part of Open Arms' outreach to the Eldoret community since our first visit in 2002. Several times a year, we hold medical and dental clinics in areas where it is needed most. In Kenya, the vast majority of people lack access to basic health care.

Medical Teams Provide:

  • Basic services include blood pressure checks, abscessed tooth extractions, assessing common skin conditions and stomach ailments, and dispensing needed medications. On a busy day, we may treat as many as 1,000 patients!

  • Education regarding good physical and dental hygiene and nutrition, passing out hundreds of tooth brushes and children's vitamins.

  • Evangelistic outreach - We route waiting patients through the prayer tent prior to their entering the diagnostic tent. Many have received immediate and miraculous healing!

Join the Vision for the Future

Skilled Medical Professionals Needed When We Open:

  • Medical Doctors / Surgeons

  • Nurses

  • Dentists / Dental Professionals (DDS, DMD, RDH, RDA)

  • Other Medical Professionals (Therapists, Pharmacists, Radiology, Lab Technicians, etc.)

  • Medical Students

  • Dental Students

INQUIRE FOR FURTHER INFORMATION ON OUR MISSION TEAMS PAGE OR SEND AN EMAIL TO CONTACT@OPENARMS.ORG.UK