Stephen Lowesit was today discharged from Moi Teaching and Referral Hospital (MTRH), a place he has called home since he was first admitted on October 30, 2019. This is after he completed all six (6) cycles of chemotherapy as prescribed by his doctors.
His story was highlighted in The Star Newspaper on Monday, October 28, 2019 and the Chief Executive Officer, Dr. Wilson Aruasa, MBS requested that Lowesit be brought to MTRH for specialized treatment and care as part of the Hospital’s continued support to the 24 Counties it serves under the Universal Health Coverage (UHC)agenda.
Stephen, from Kanaodon – 143kms from Lodwar – Turkana County was traced after his mother Alice Tukwali Riwoole appealed publicly for help in accessing medical care for Stephen’s medical condition. He presented with a mass on the left side of his neck. Alice had initially lost hope that her son would recover due to her lack of resources required for the treatment. The lump on his neck is now gone and he is clinically stable.
Alice Riwoole – a single mother from a nomadic community – insisted on traveling to MTRH with her other two young children. One of the children, 5 year old Steffina Lopuya, was also admitted to the Hospital as she presented with a massive abdominal swelling characterized by multiple cultural scars. She underwent multiple diagnostic tests and was eventually found to have Leishmaniasis.
All the children are clinically stable and have since been discharged home. They will soon be heading back to their home in Kanaodon.
MTRH is committed to providing the highest attainable standard of health by ensuring Universal Health Coverage in our catchment population and beyond as well as supporting the President’s agenda of provision of quality accessible healthcare irrespective of the patient’s ability to pay.

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