Third Lens partnered in the capacity of doing conceptual design and master planning for the site, and ultimately our staff architect Allan did the primary design for the hospital, along with two american based architects, a husband and wife, Wyatt and Rebecca Johnson. They collaborated to create conceptual design for the facility , and we worked with local contractors to get pricing, calculate a budget of $4.2 million US, and CMN is in active fundraising.
The Hospital will be a permanent home for the initiatives made by CMN’s medical mission trips. Together with local professionals, they set up a full clinic with triage, exams and a pharmacy. Serving alongside a local pastor and volunteers, we ensure that every patient leaves feeling loved, prayed for and knowing the Good News of Christ’s life, death and resurrection! On average, they see about 500 patients a day. We know this would not be possible without God.
For every day of medical clinic, they also plant a church. Because of this, it means that they never do a medical clinic in the same location. Our teams drive anywhere from 30 minutes to an hour each day to rural villages where medical care is hard to come by.
The process begins with triage. The triage team, which is comprised of non-medical volunteers, are the first to see the patients. They assess the patients and write down the top symptoms to make the process quicker for the doctors. The patients then see the doctors. After visiting the doctors, they hear from the pastors as their prescriptions are filled. When the pastors have finished, the patients pick up their free prescriptions and they are on their way! On average, their teams see around 500 patients a day.
Church Missions Network was a partnership with a local community in Awasi, and CMN (based out of Lebanon, Tennessee )
Their mission is partly medical based: with local Kenyan doctors they identified a need to address sickle cell anemia. Sickle cell anemia is one of the largest diseases that impacts the population of east africa, #8 of the most deadly diseases in africa, but not being addressed with the same resources as other epidemics (AIDS, etc) and others are. CMN had a vision to build a hospital that would serve kids all over East Africa suffering from sickle cell anemia, as well as the current medical needs of that area.