Tiba & Matibabu Foundation


Location: Ugenya, Kenya

Status: In progress

Budget: $300,000

Type: In-patient Ward, Medical Facility

Expected Impact: clinic will serve population of 250,000 people

Project Managers: Brad Manders & Angela Quiceno

Construction for Change and the 30/30 Project are partnering with the Tiba and Matibabu Foundations to build a 52-bed inpatient ward on their existing hospital campus. We are also helping them with their master planning for the entire planned hospital expansion, the next phase will include an operating ward.

Organizational Overview

Tiba Foundation is a U.S. non­profit organization that works to build and improve healthcare in rural Kenya. To carry out its mission, Tiba Foundation engages in two principle activities. First, it makes monetary grants to organizations that provide health­-related services or infrastructure in the relevant geographic areas of Kenya. Tiba has made grants to a number of such organizations, foremost among which is Matibabu Foundation. Tiba Foundation has extended substantial grants to Matibabu Foundation to fund, among other things, the costs of human resources to operate a hospital, clinics, and community health programs in Siaya County. 

Matibabu Foundation is a Kenyan non­governmental organization located in Ukwala, Ugenya sub county, Siaya County. Its mission and purpose are to empower communities to take charge of their health, improve access to quality integrated health services and strengthen linkages to other essential services. By providing health care in the form of prevention programs and treatment services, Matibabu Foundation empowers communities by enhancing their health and hence their economic productivity and societal strength.

Project Impact:

Matibabu Foundation Hospital is currently a 25­-bed facility that handles more than 24,000 outpatient cases annually and more than 2,000 inpatient cases annually. We anticipate our caseload to more than double with the addition of 52 beds among the 4 new wards. The surrounding population is around 900,000 and the need for our services is high, year ­round.

The long term impact of the facility will be to reduce morbidity and mortality from the prevailing disease conditions in the area. In addition, we aim to improve productivity and prosperity in the area. This will be done by ensuring adequate access to quality information and health services. The indicators to measure these are facility and Sub County mortality rates for children and pregnant women.

We also aim to improve the clinical learning experiences for students from both local and international institutions of higher learning. Some indicators that we will measure include satisfaction of employers of the nurses graduating from our college (Matibabu Foundation College of Health Sciences).


Total Project Duration: 12 months

Construction Duration: March 2018 – October 2018