The Hospital of hope

Primary health care for 50,000 people

The road from Nairobi to Nakuru. One of the largest cities in Kenya.
At a place where no one suspects any civilization live around 50,000 people on a ridge in Kasambara-Gilgil. They have virtually nothing - only their lives, families and shelter. They live off of what the land provides. As long as they are dependent on governments hospitals, where treatment comes with a fee, a medical procedure is an unattainable luxury for these people.

The hospital of hope - the Rhein Valley Hospital - has existed since 2004. The group is headquartered in St. Gallen Rhein Valley and knows that this hope must never be let down again. This requires persistence, perseverance, presence, and educational work with the population. That is expressed by providing screenings, treatment and vaccination of children.

13 2 Storage Containers 14 Former hospital kitchen of the refugee camps 15 Hospital ground and refugee camp in 2008


16 Sewer with septic tank
Ein- und AusgangEntrance
Wasserstelle am SpitalHospital Well
Spital-ApothekeHospital Pharmacy
WartesaalWaiting room
MedikamentenlagerMedication storage
SprechzimmerConsultation room
Bettenstation MännerBedroom men
GeburtenabteilungMaternity unit
Bettenstation FrauenBedroom woman

Team 2012

The Rhein-Valley Team 2012

The operating budget of the Rhein-Valley Hospital is around 250,000 francs a year. Providing 40,000 to 50,000 treatments.
Also, vaccination days are provided regularly - especially for children. The delivery of safe drinking water also contributes to a healthier population. That way many diseases such as Cholera and typhoid can be avoided.

The Rhein-Valley Hospital stands for:

  • Clean drinking water
  • Effective Medication
  • The gift of new hope
  • Persistence and perseverance
  • Versatile support
  • Secure shelter during times of crisis
  • Delivery of basic food items
  • Cooperation with other aid agencies



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