Community Health Clinic
In 1999 AMS started holding bush clinics in the villages within driving distance of the camp. Volunteer physicians, nurses and medical students would see more than 100 patients in a day during a weeklong clinic. The need for a permanent health-care resource was clear. Today Engos clinic is open daily to see patients and employs a full-time doctor and nurse. The clinic was expanded in 2010 to include a maternity ward that now delivers about a dozen babies every month. When the Kenyan government canceled its children’s immunization program, Engos clinic stepped in and, through generous donors, purchased the special refrigerator to store the immunizations and maintain the program for the surrounding Maasai communities.