Five year project co-funded by the European Union

12. Five year project with the EUSince February 2015, we have been extraordinarily fortunate to have received a five year grant from the European Union, as part of eight separate public health proposals around the world funded by the European Union: Supporting Public Health Institutes: Investing in People. Our proposal is called “Supporting Kwale County Government through the provision of Integrated Medicine.” Our major partner in this project is the Ministry of Health, Kwale County and together we are seeking to improve health care outcomes in the County through improving health information systems, supporting the implementation of existing health policy and by introducing the best of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in the county. Furthermore we are seeking to make policy change at a national level so that the Kenyan healthcare system can include the best of proven CAM medicines.

We are also embarking on a number of operational researches into the viability of homeopathic medicine for certain conditions which will enlighten us as to the appropriateness of homeopathy for conditions in Kwale County and also be one of the first homeopathic researches done in Kenya and the rest of Africa.

However, we have to match the amount of money we are being given by the E.U. and each year we need to raise our own contribution to maintain our E.U. grant. This requires significant work on our part to maintain this funding.