Safari Doctors

Lamu, Kenya


Safari Doctors is an award-winning, proudly women-led social enterprise. They provide innovative, community-driven healthcare solutions that promote well-being for marginalised communities through health service delivery to the last mile in Lamu County, Kenya. The indigenous communities they serve, live within the archipelago and on the mainland near the border with Somalia, where insecurity, neglect and remoteness prevent them from accessing vital health services.


The Safari Doctors team conducts monthly mobile clinics by boat and road across up to 20 remote villages. Together with outpatient services offered at the Safari Doctors Medical Centre, they reach up to 2,000 patients every month.

Safari Doctors believes that Kenya's efforts to attain Universal Health Coverage by 2030 must include a mobile model of health service delivery and the engagement of young people. Their Youth Health Ambassadors programme trains young men and women to become Community Health Workers (CHWs) and agents of positive change in their communities. 

As part of their One Health approach, the Safari Vets programme cares for hundreds of animals. During the outreach, they provide free veterinary services and community education on animal welfare and zoonoses. The private Safari Vets clinic supports this work and runs TNR and vaccination campaigns.

The Health Yetu Foundation and Safari Doctors Projects

See here the current collaborative projects to improve healthcare in the the region.

Laboratory Sheila, Lamu
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