Since 2014, the lavender-coloured building on Eastlands’ Juja Road has housed a 24/7 emergency department in addition to the longer-standing sexual violence clinic, providing cost-free care to people living precariously in the Mathare and Eastleigh slum areas.
EMOCHA Chagas intervention in Bolivia
Chagas disease is endemic in 21 South and Central American countries. Bolivia, where the bug that transmits the parasite to humans originated, is one of the poorest countries in South America. With 15% of its population infected in 2010 and despite the program launched to combat the disease in 2003, it is still the worst affected country.