Kindred Health Mission Incorporated (KHMI) is a non-governmental, apolitical, nonprofit and philanthropic organization. KHMI provides short-term, need-based humanitarian relief to vulnerable people and communities in an effort to stabilize them and to mitigate suffering and hardship resulting from poverty or displacement. In addition to providing stability for vulnerable people, KHMI offers trauma healing as part of a holistic module to help trauma victims recover from emotional and psychological trauma which leads to general wellness and hope.
Our primary goal at KHMI is to give vulnerable people the opportunity to live the best life possible. We endeavor to accomplish this through interventions that address various causes of ill health among vulnerable people and their communities. The first of such interventions is to offer basic access to healthcare services through medical outreaches that provide consultations, laboratory tests and medications free of charge to vulnerable people.
In addition to providing basic healthcare services, KHMI seeks to empower vulnerable people with health education and the knowledge they need to change unhealthy beliefs, behaviors, habits, practices and environmental factors that negatively impact their health and well-being.
The need for routine health checkups with a clinician, especially for people with chronic health conditions is encouraged as part of our health education in order to monitor such conditions, adherence to treatment regimens, prevent health complications or enable the clinician to revise care to meet current health needs.
Since income and economic status of individuals and communities significantly contribute to health and general well-being, KHMI funds select empowerment projects for individuals and communities in order to augment their income and improve their quality of life. Examples of these empowerment projects include small scale integrated agricultural projects and vocational training programs for vulnerable people. These programs will be expanded as funds become available. KHMI plans to organize evidence-based health seminars and conferences to clinicians in Sub-Saharan Africa in the future in order to help them acquire the knowledge to upgrade and improve clinical skills and practice to meet 21st century healthcare standards.
KHMI has a desire to provide healthcare access that would meet immediate and basic health needs, provide health empowerment through individual and community educational activities and programs.