From 1976 until 2007 Helimission had a station in Kitale, Kenya. From there they flew numerous missions with the helicopter to the Turkana people in the Northwest of the country. They flew doctors and nurses into these difficult to reach areas and held many mobile bush clinics.
The people from the Pokot tribe in Kenya often suffer from eye diseases. Even young children go blind. Their eyes are painfully infected, and their eyelids are encrusted with dried up pus. These eye infections are transmitted by flies and by unwashed hands.