On April 15th, 2014 construction began on the new Tenwek Eye and Dental Building. With the help of American Schools and Hospitals Abroad (ASHA), a branch of USAID, which provided a $1,800,000 grant for the project, the quality of ophthalmologic and dental care at Tenwek will grow exponentially, increasing services for millions of Kenyans.
Located at the top of the Tenwek campus, the new Eye and Dental building (below), will double the capacity of the opthalmology/optometry services available at Tenwek. Expansion is predicted to result in the capacity to see 30,000 patients annually, and perform over 5,000 surgeries annually. Phase one construction is currently underway, check in for updates on the building progress and expected opening date.