“Health is a state of complete mental, social and physical well-being, not merely the absence of disease or infirmity.”
– World Health Organization, 1948
ENTEPEsi Kenya (EK)
is a Non-Governmental Organization (NGO) that serves underprivileged communities with health-related care and education in Kajiado County, Kenya. EK believes that quality and affordable health should be available to everyone regardless of their location and economic status.
We partner with the Kajiado County Ministry of Health, local and International NGOs, hospitals, schools, churches, and community leaders, to provide quality healthcare services to underprivileged communities in the region.
EK envisions to see underprivileged communities equipped with resources to live a healthy, quality, and sustainable life. It aims to work with like-minded organizations and individuals to facilitate healthcare through means of treatment, preventative screenings, family planning and educational training.
Entepesi Kenya seeks to meet community needs through mobile clinics, infrastructural development, advocacy, and sensitization on health matters.
The Kajiado County Ministry of Health reported the following statistics regarding health care in 2020:
“Kajiado County has a population of 1, 378, 592 people. Statistics show only four (4) sub-county hospitals, sixteen (16) health centers, and seventy-eight (78) dispensaries run by the county government. The County Health Department continues the report stating there are six (6) hospitals, thirteen (13) nursing homes, seven (7) health centers, twenty-seven (27) dispensaries, and one hundred and one (101) clinics run by private, faith-based, community-based, and other non-governmental organizations.
The current doctor population ratio is 1:26,094; Public Health Staff is 1: 7,619; and the nurse population ratio is 1: 1,068. The average distance to a health facility is 14.3 km with only 9.9 percent of the population within a distance of less than a Kilometre to a health facility.”
From the above statistics, it is clear that medical care in the region is a challenge for many people in the community. It is from this background that Entepesi Kenya (EK) was formed in March 2021 to provide medical services to the underpriviliged in Kajiado County, Kenya.
Entepesi is a Maasai word for the Acacia tree, which is known for its use in traditional medicine in Kenya. With a wide treetop, the acacia provides shade in the rural areas of Kajiado County. The organization was named after this tree to symbolize providing healthcare services for the community.
To see underprivileged communities equipped with resources to live a healthy, quality, and sustainable life.
To work with like-minded organizations and individuals to facilitate healthcare in underprivileged communities through means of treatment, preventative screenings, and educational training. We seek to meet community needs through mobile clinics, contributing to health-related infrastructures, and sensitization on health matters.
Integrity: Entepesi Kenya values the importance of being honest with strong moral principles of treating people with respect, regardless of their situation in life.
Accountability: Entepesi Kenya seeks to remain responsible for the choices it makes in all aspects.
Creativity & Innovation: Always looking for quality, efficient, effective, cheaper, and long-lasting solutions
Professionalism: Compliant to the laws, respectful to cultural diversities, and provides quality services to all people we work with and serve.
Teamwork: Working together to achieve the same goals.