Camp Brethren Medical Centre is the Health Department of Camp Brethren Ministries. It’s one of the arms that is reaching out in love of the Gospel to serve the village of Eburru. Due to the remote nature of Eburru, the clinic has become the destination for patients and pregnant mothers seeking services. CBM clinic consists of the outpatient wing which houses the doctor’s consultation room, laboratory, pharmacy, and the reception office. The maternity is the other wing of the Health Centre which houses the delivery room and the inpatient maternity beds. The Camp Brethren Medical Clinic has helped provide a range of medical services to the local community of Eburru and the neighboring villages. These services include:
- Curative outpatient services
- Prenatal care
- Family planning
- Growth monitoring and testing
- Immunization services
- Maternity services
Currently three full-time and 2 part-time staff are employed. The clinic has a stocked pharmacy and on-site lab, and maternity ward. In 2020, the clinic will be expanding and renovating as funds are raised. The Maternity Ward will be expanded to include additional beds, bathrooms, and an inpatient women’s ward. In addition, a foundation has been laid to add a Men’s Ward and a Dental office. An enlarged records room and an ultrasound room are also in the plans. These changes will allow the Medical Centre to meet the National Health Insurance Fund requirements brining many more patients to the clinic.
The heart of Camp Brethren Medical Centre is to share Christ’s love and compassion through life saving services. The staff at the clinic have worked hard to see to it that this ministry is achieved. The clinic sees approximately 4000 patients per year and runs a mobile clinic in neighboring villages at least once a month.
The primary school in Camp Turkana where the mobile clinic sets up to offer medical assistance to the village. Within minutes of the bus arriving, the yard is full of those waiting for help or children needing vaccinations. This may be the only doctor the village sees in a month or more.