Coptic Hospital

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  • “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine you did to Me.” ~ Matthew 25:40

    The importance of ministering to the physical needs of the people we serve as a church is clear. Indeed, it is a ministry of love unto Christ Himself. The mission of the Coptic Church in Africa is established on this very principal, as spiritual healing cannot come before basic needs and physical health.

    The Coptic Hospital has been in existence in both Kenya and Zambia since the 1970s, and both locations are highly regarded and well known for offering high quality medical care at affordable rates. Both hospitals are strategically located on main roads and are easily accessible by particularly poor slum communities. The hospitals offer inpatient and outpatient services, 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

    Specialized Clinics:

    • General and Endoscopic surgery
    • Pediatrics & Neonatal (well baby clinic, vaccinations,
    • Chronic Diseases Clinic (Hypertension, Diabetes, Liver Diseases, HIV/AIDS Management, Auto-immune diseases, Heart Diseases, )
    • Orthopedics (Arthritis, Trauma, Accidents
    • Pediatric
    • Kidney Diseases.
    • Ear, Nose & Throat.
    • Immunization (KEPI vaccines available)
    • Well Woman Clinic (Cancer Screening, Breast exam and other lab tests)
    • Obstetrics & Gynecology.
    • Urology (Urinary system diseases, Male infertility and impotence)
    • Dermatology (Skin diseases)
    • Neurology (for nerve conditions)
    • Eye Clinic.
    • Cancer Screening Program.
    • Counseling clinic (Stress management, trauma, post disaster management)

    Pediatric clinic

    Monday- Friday from 9am – 5pm and Saturday from 10am-2pm. We have a competent team of both resident and consultant doctors to cater to your child in a warm and professional way.

    • Well Baby Clinic.
    • Neonatal Care.
    • Physical examinations.
    • Developmental screenings.
    • Nutritional assessments.
    • Illness care.
    • Laboratory screenings.
    • Health Education.

    Obstetrics & Gynecology Clinic

    Monday – Friday from 9am- 5Pm, and Saturday 10am- 1Pm. Experience professionalism and the expertise of our Obs & Gynaes and in the following:

    • Ante-natal Care
    • Maternity Services
    • Infertility Clinic

    Coptic Hope Center for Infectious Diseases

    The Coptic Hope Center for Infectious Diseases is a comprehensive Highly Active Antiretroviral Therapy (HAART) treatment facility jointly established by Coptic Mission and the University of Washington (UW) in Nairobi, Kenya and is funded by the President’s Emergency Plan For AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), a US government initiative.

    The Hope Center began as a small clinic in the Coptic Hospital in Kenya in early 2004, offering subsidized HIV clinical care and treatment. The clinic was the result of a nationally renowned low-cost antiretroviral (ARV) program which Coptic Mission has pioneered in 2002.

    The Hope Clinic, as it was then known, was staffed by a team of four people, operated out of three offices and treated approximately five patients every day. By December 2004, the Hope Center had expanded into what it is today – a fully comprehensive and free HAART treatment facility. The Hope Center now manages medical care for over 25,000 clients, with over 16,000 on ARVs across Kenya, Zambia and Tanzania.

    Treatment Literacy Program

    In order to bring the services of the Hope Center outside the walls of the clinics, the mission launched the Treatment Literacy Program, an AIDS community treatment literacy program. The program goes beyond the traditional awareness campaigns, to an active program aimed at fighting AIDS-related stigmas by providing real options for life.

    • In Nairobi’s industrial area, where the Hope Center is the only comprehensive AIDS/HIV clinic, the staff has already provided one day training, and Voluntary Counseling and Testing (VCT) to over 800 workers from the factories.
      • In Maseno, a rural village in western Kenya, the center has provided training to teachers and students in over 100 schools. Also, recognizing that community leaders hold the key to changing public perception of HIV/AIDS, the center has trained over 200 local chiefs and pastors.
      • In Lusaka, the capital of Zambia, the center has trained over 1000 church leaders and over 400 school teachers resulting in a newly trained group of adult leaders eager to learn more, and implement what they have learned.

    Children and HIV/AIDS

    The center’s pediatric programs in Kenya and Zambia are designed to manage HIV/AIDS in children, and are run by pediatric specialists with experience in all disciplines, in order to cater to children-specific medical and psycho-social needs. The pediatric clinics are the only ones of their kind. In addition to medical care, the program implements a home tracer and care program, which assesses the child’s household stability, and the ability of the caregivers to provide for all the child’s needs.

    Women and HIV/AIDS

    In Africa, women are often the main household providers. Coptic Mission is committed to empowering women, who are particularly vulnerable to infection. To do this, the mission has developed a number of female-focused initiatives that aim to facilitate change in cultural perceptions that have historically limited their opportunities. By teaching women how to deliver home-based care, by training them to become HIV/AIDS community educators and by equipping them with the tools to deliver these community health services, Coptic Mission has witnessed the transformed image that women carry in their communities. Evidence has shown time and again that healthier, stronger women and mothers result in healthier, stronger families and ultimately healthier, stronger communities.

    In many of the rural communities in Kenya, Zambia and the Congo, the mission has also established income-generating activities for women to be more empowered economically so that their livelihood will not be dependent on potentially unhealthy demands and/or conditions of the partners. Coptic Mission is committed to enabling the women of Africa fulfill their God-given potential.

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