How does one begin addressing the needs when they seem so daunting? In medicine, one begins by checking and treating the vital signs before all else. Vital Solutions takes this exact concept and applies it to the overwhelming need in Kenya. With over 44 million people living in Kenya, accessible healthcare remains an insurmountable challenge.
According to the WHO, the greatest burden of disease comes from illnesses that can be treated with adequate access to healthcare. Maternal, neonatal, and nutritional related illnesses are the highest in Kenya, followed by HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria. The leading causes of death are HIV/AIDS related, lower respiratory infections, diarrhoeal and malnutrition diseases. This means that the majority of deaths in Kenya are treatable!