Marimanti hospital is in Marimanti town in Tharaka South sub county. Tharaka South is one of the five sub counties in the Tharaka Nithi county. Tharaka Nithi is one of the 47 counties in Kenya and is located around Mount Kenya.
Tharaka south sub county has a population of 31,000 inhabitants (2019). Most inhabitants are goat keepers and small-scale farmers of peas.
In 2021, 45.668 outpatients visited Marimanti Hospital, of whom 7.537 were mother and child health clinic patients, 899 were dental clinic patients.
In the voluntary counselling and testing clinic 3.306 patients were seen.
There were 3.175 inpatient admissions.
In 2021 1644 babies were delivered, of which 1.205 were normal vaginal deliveries and 439 per caesarean section.
The hospital has 160 staff members. These include 46 nurses, 4 medical officers, 4 consultant specialists, 8 lab technicians, 8 pharmacy technicians, 11 clinical officers and 79 supportive staff members.
Outpatients visited Marimanti Hospital
About our charity
Dr Andrew Njoroge and dr Mimosa Bruinooge met each other when dr Bruinooge was a doctor in Tanzania and dr Njoroge worked there as a clinical officer. After becoming a medical doctor he went back to his home country Kenya to work in Marimanti Hospital. There he runs a hospital with three fellow doctors. Marimanti Hospital is funded by the government, but this does not fully cover the needs of the local population. Up until now there is no foreign support for Marimanti and therefore dr Njoroge and dr Bruinooge decided to found a foundation with a bi-national nature. There aim was to realise financial means to uplift the health care for the poor, mother and child and to implement continuous medical education. To realise this, both a Kenyan and Dutch board were founded to turn these ideas into reality. After the Kenyan and Dutch board met each other during a visit to the hospital, the fruitful collaboration was realized, alongside encouragement from local authorities.