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Visiting our partners (3) - Mission for Essential Drugs and Kisumu County Referral Hospital

In November, I paid courtesy calls to the Girls on the Move partner organisations, the employers who are hosting our interns. In the third of my series of blog posts, I visit the Mission for Essential Drugs (MEDS) and Kisumu County Referral Hospital.


The calls were surprise visits. None of the partners or interns had received advance notice and I'm glad to report that they were nicely surprised.


My companion for the journey was Recky Kyalo, our partner coordinator. Recky came to introduce me to the employers as this was the first time I had met them since the programme launch.


Pam arrives at MEDS' Kisumu branch

Pam and Recky meet the interns at MEDS
Pam and Recky (4th from left) meet the interns at MEDS

MEDS is a faith-based organization leading in the promotion of healthy lives by providing quality and affordable health products and technologies, quality assurance, and health advisory services.


MEDS hosts four interns in Kisumu and twelve in Nairobi.


We were welcomed by the Kisumu Branch Manager, Mr Habre Aser, who was delighted that we visited their office. He praised the interns' performance and how quickly they learned and adapted to the organization's culture.

Pam meets MEDS Branch Manager, Mr Habre Aser
Pam meets MEDS Branch Manager, Mr Habre Aser



Kisumu County Referral Hospital (KCRH) is a level 5 hospital in Kisumu city that offers 24-hour emergency medical care, and inpatient and outpatient services.


Here, we met with the Hospital Administrator, Mr Evans Oloo, who assured us that the three girls were doing well and learning a lot and could now conduct work under minimal supervision. He also mentioned that the Hospital usually does referrals for employment for any intern who has shown outstanding performance.


While there, we also saw attaches from other institutions of higher learning, confirming Mr Oloo’s words and their commitment to helping the youth.


Pam is welcomed by Hospital Administrator, Mr Evans Oloo
Pam is welcomed by Hospital Administrator, Mr Evans Oloo

Pam and Mr Evans Oloo meet one of the interns.
Pam and Mr Evans Oloo meet one of the interns.


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