International Medical
Alliance
of Tennessee
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Kenya

International Medical Alliance of Tennessee has worked in Kenya for more than a decade, providing medical care and nutritional support to thousands of people in small villages throughout Western Kenya. In Western Kenya tropical disease and chronic disease further complicate the issues of  poverty, protein malnutrition and infectious disease. 

 The rutted roads leaving the main highways are impassable in the rainy season and health care facilities in Western Kenya are few.  The rural poor that we work with in the Western Province have a diet of maize, rice and beans with little protein.  The children of the poorest families have severe protein calorie malnutrition worsened by intestinal parasites; the death rate among these weakened children during the malaria season is high. 

The area suffers from wide spread unemployment and the cash necessary to access health care facilities or to purchase medication is scarce in an area where people rely on a barter economy for necessities.   

We treat both tropical and chronic disease, giving our patients a one year supply of necessary medication and return yearly to their villages to provide clinics.  We continue to stock the clinic at Musoli with adequate antibiotics and topical medications to carry them through the year.

IMA has provided 16,047 people in Kenya with free medical care and medicine and 3,578 have received new reading glasses.

 We are initiating a pilot program of MDA ( Mass Drug Administration ) to eradicate lymphatic filariasis and to reduce the parasite burden of vulnerable children.

 Lymphatic Filariasis

Lymphatic Filariasis has devastating socio-economic consequences for afflicted individuals.  Most of the physical changes are not reversible, but progression can be stopped and most importantly Lymphatic Filariasis is preventable.   Please click here to learn more about Lymphatic Filariasis.




IMA is based out of Knoxville, Tennessee.

Contact Info:

Address:

International Medical Alliance

107 Judith Dr

Knoxville, TN 37920

 

Mailing Address:

P.O. Box 20407

Knoxville, TN 37940

Phone: 865-223-9324

Email: info@IMAonline.org

International Medical Alliance of Tennessee is a 501(c)3 corporation that is dedicated to delivering a high rate return on every dollar that you donate by purchasing our medications in bulk quantities and requesting donated medication and supplies when possible.


The International Medical Alliance of Tennessee Tax Identification Number is: 31-1724114.

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