A health facility, based in Mlolongo, on the busy Nairobi-Mombasa highway, attracts a steady flow of patients. As well as workers and residents from the area, it also treats drivers from the truckers’ rest stop across the road, as one of 19 roadside health facilities run by the nonprofit North Star Alliance, offering priority healthcare to mobile populations. The organisation, which constructs clinics out of shipping containers, has set up facilities along major transport routes, transit towns, and border crossings across east and southern Africa to increase mobile workers’ access to medical services. Many of the NGO’s health centres are along the northern corridor, one of east Africa’s busiest transport routes, which connects several countries in the region.
SOURCE: THE GUARDIAN