26000 Bricks for Africa

Frequently Asked Questions

Q 1. What are you doing that no one else is providing?

A 1. We train Kenyans to treat and teach Kenyans. Many of the charities and Non-Government Organizations around the world provide support to clinics of western trained clinicians etc that provide the services required by the indigenous people, but we go further we are training the next generations of clinicians.

We want to promote a change in the perceived culture of receiving handouts. It is hoped that Homeopaths in these clinics will form partnerships to run the clinics with the support of the local population, without the need of handout from the west. To achieve this initial funding is required to create the infrastructure for this necessary development.

Q 2. Who started 26000 Bricks and why?

A 2. During a trip to Kenya the need was realized that more localized training facilities and permanent clinics were needed across Kenya and the neighbouring countries of Tanzania, Ghana. 26000 Bricks was based on the cost at that time to build and equip a clinic and teaching facility. 26000 was formed by a number of Kenyan teachers of Homeopathy and visiting Volunteers, it is based in Kissi in Kenyan and Pontypool in South Wales (UK).

Q 3. Why do the plans include accommodation?

A 3. Kenyan law requires either accommodation or the equivalent to be provided to the staff. Also, visiting Teachers, Trainee Homeopaths, and Support Volunteers require quarters. The accommodation also provides the option of a ward when required.

Q 4. Why a pathology laboratory?

A 4. Information about actual pathogens affecting the patient can aid in diagnosis. Malaria, arthritis, HIV/Aids, bacillus, may all present as general joint aches and pains, when considering aetiology etc the result of a test may help.

Progressive tests over a period of time also provide allopathic evidence of successful treatments for research and medical audit purposes.

Lab test facilities are also required to provide the VCT councilor with access to HIV test for their patients.

Q 5. What is VCT?

A 5. VCT is an important service to be able to offer in Kenyan. It stands for Volunteer Counseling and Testing service. It is provided by the Kenyan Government to encourage the people to undertake a HIV test.

Before the test is undertaken the patient needs counselling and emotional support to see them through all the outcomes from taking the test, but the patient retains the right not to have the test. There are many Patients Living With HIV or AIDS (PLWHA) support groups all the country. It has been said that the "first medicine for HIV is acceptance". It is not up to the doctors to take care of you, it is up to you to take care of you and your family.

 

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