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Needs List

Common questions from supporters in other parts of the world who want to support the work of the Maua Methodist Hospital or are planning a trip to the area is “What do you need?” or “Can we bring medicines and supplies to Kenya for you?” The hospital does need the support and well thought out donations do make a wonderful difference.

The easiest way to support the mission of the hospital is to send money. While at first seeming to be cold and impersonal upon reflection it is the easiest way to get needed medicines and supplies to the afflicted persons. The medicines that will be purchased are those that the staff normally uses, knows the effects of and can be administered with confidence. Medicines are acquired through MEDS and other organizations that provide special pricing to nonprofit hospitals and clinics such as Maua Methodist Hospital. Also, medicines can be purchased on a routine basis and provisions for storage and security can be handled easily.

If you intend to bring medicines please know that the expiration date needs to be more than 6 months from the time the shipment arrives in Kenya and all must be in their original unopened bottles.

The following list will be updated from time to time. If you have any questions regarding the intended donation, please contact the Community Health Co-ordinator at  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at (254) 736-41 3000.


  • Atropine 2mg vials (only 2mg, not smaller)
  • Augmentin (Amoxycillin + Clavanic acid) Tablets & syrup
  • Beclamethasone Inhalers (No combined preparations or other inhalers)
  • Cephalosporins 3rd generation (no others!!)
  • Clarithromycin tablets
  • Clindamycin tablets
  • Multivitamins which include ZINC (no others!!)
  • Permethrin powder
  • Pralidoxine
  • Prilocaine IV
  • Sodium Valproate 200mg tablets

Drugs for the Eye Clinic: 

  • TEO I%
  • Acidovir eye ointment
  • Econazole eye drops
  • Gentamicin eye drops
  • Ciprofloxacin eye drops
  • Dexamethasone/Gentamicin eye drops
  • Prednisolone 1% eye drops
  • Hydrocortisane eye drops
  • Oftalar (Panprufen) eye drops
  • Timolol 0.5%
  • Acetanalamide 250mg tab
  • Methylcellolose eye drops
  • Snellen chasts
  • Lea chasts (for screening vision in children)
  • Near chasts (for testing reading at near)
  • Reading glasses.


  • CCG sutures 1, 0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0 (these sizes ONLY please)
  • Nylon sutures 1, 0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0 (these sizes ONLY please)
  • Prolene sutures 1, 0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0 (these sizes ONLY please)
  • Vicryl sutures - or other absorbable 1, 0, 2/0, 3/0, 4/0 (these sizes ONLY please)


  • Abdominal mops
  • Biopsy forceps for gastroscope
  • *Blood pressure cuffs (manuel) in working condition
  • Cataract knivesEye surgery packs
  • Cataract set
  • Cervical dilatation guide
  • *Chest Restraints
  • Chittel forceps
  • *Disposable mouth care swabs
  • Endotracheal tubes (2.5, 3.0, 7.5 and 8.0)
  • *Glucose meters / strips / batteries (If you bring a glucometer you need to bring at least 1 years supply of strips & batteries)
  • Hand restraints (round hand mitts)
  • Heamostatic brain swabs
  • Intraocular lenses
  • IV Cannulas (18, 20, 22 & 24 G - NOT bigger)
  • *Medicine Spoons (for givng children medicine)
  • *Pulse Oximeters (and batteries)
  • Orthoglass
  • Red dot ECG stickers (not defibrillator pads)
  • Reusable vacuum drain (e.g. redivac)
  • *Rubber ring (used for patients with bed sores on their sacral area)
  • Scalpel blade holders
  • Shunts for hydrocephalus
  • Skin graft (humby) knife blades
  • Spinal needles (25, 26, 27 guage)
  • Sponge holding forceps
  • *Stethoscopes (a constant need)
  • Surgical gowns & face masks
  • Surgical pliers
  • *Thermometers, digital centigrade (with a years supply of batteries if possible)
  • Tissue scissors (small & large)
  • Under water seal drainage bottles
  • Uterine clamps
  • Vaseline gauze
  • Viscoats

*If you need packaging material for supplies, please use chux or adult diapers as that would be a great help

Equipment (We need funds to purchase this equipment)

  • Adult weighing scales
  • Anaesthetist monitors
  • Autoscope/Ophthalmoscope
  • Baby weighing scales
  • Blood pressure machines (manual)
  • Boyles anaesthetic machine
  • Laryngoscopes WITH spare bulbs
  • Laryngoscope bulbs all sizes
  • Manual or pneumatic orthopaedic drill
  • Orthopaedic table                                    
  • Portable suction machines (240volts)
  • Pulse Oximeters (and batteries)
  • Rigid bronchoscopy
  • Rowing machine
  • Single valve IPAS MVA kit
  • Spot lights for emergency room
  • Therapeutic ultrasound machine
  • Trolley for patient transport
  • Vacuum pump
  • Working diathermy with uni/bipolar facility & several pairs of bipolar forceps

Our Contacts

Maua Methodist Hospital

P.O BOX 63-60600

Maua, Meru North, Kenya

Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Mobile: +254-0724-697053

Switchboard: +254-0715-469046


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