Our Work - The programs we fund, & the reason we exist.
The Family Care Clinic
As the place where the vision for Keep a Child Alive was born, the Family Care Clinic (FCC) in Mombasa holds a special place in our hearts. While a rich history and beautiful beaches drive Mombasa's tourism industry, the majority of its citizens live in abject poverty. Yet through the vision and determination of Leigh Blake and Dr. Shaffiq Essajee of NYU Medical Center, a pilot program was established in 2001 at Mombasa's largest government hospital, which provides state-of-the-art medical and support services to children and families living with HIV. Known as the "Mombasa Model", the success of the program at the Family Care Clinic demonstrates that keeping a child alive is not only a moral imperative, but is entirely feasible. KCA continues to fund the FCC today, which serves 1,089 patients - 574 of whom are children receiving pediatric AIDS treatment. Our collaboration with the Family Care Clinic will remain an important and enduring part of our ongoing story.