Project period 2004 to 2021

Basic medical care for 50,000 people


Basic medical care for 50,000 people

The road from Nairobi towards Nakuru. One of the largest cities in Kenya. In a place where you would not expect civilization, about 50,000 people live on a range of hills in Kasambara-Gilgil. They have practically nothing, only their lives, their families and a meager dwelling. They feed on what the soil gives them. Medical treatment is an unattainable luxury for these people as long as they depend on the government hospital. Only patients are admitted there for a fee.

The Hospital of Hope – Rhein-Valley Hospital has been in existence since 2004. The association of the same name, based in the Rhine Valley of St. Gallen, knows that this hope must never be disappointed. This requires perseverance, stamina, local presence, education of the population and prevention, which is expressed, for example, in serial vaccinations of children.


13 – 2 container camps; 14 – food distribution of the former refugee camp; 15 – hospital area and refugee camp in 2008; 16-sewer system with septic tank.


In and out                                                        Watering place at the hospital
Hospital pharmacy                                                            Waiting room
Laboratory                                                                               Medication storage
Administration                                                              Consulting room
Ambulatorium                                                             Men’s ward
Birth Unit                                                      Women’s ward


Team 2012

The Rhein-Valley Team 2012

The operating budget of Rhein-Valley Hospital is about 250,000 Swiss francs per year. With this, 40,000 to 50,000 treatments are carried out. Vaccination days are also held regularly, especially for children. Delivering clean drinking water also contributes to a healthier population. Because so many diseases such as cholera and typhoid can be avoided.

Rhine Valley Hospital stands for:

  • Clean drinking water
  • Effective medication
  • Newly given hope
  • Perseverance & Endurance
  • Diverse support
  • Contact point in times of crisis
  • Distribution of basic foodstuffs
  • Cooperation with other aid organizations