Namboboto Health Centre

Namboboto is in an isolated and very poor area.  From very small beginnings there is now a minor surgery theatre where almost any treatment that does not require a full anaesthetic can be carried out. This is a tremendous boost to this poor community.  A male ward has been added to the female ward and maternity unit.  The clinic is always busy.

Pts waiting at Nambo verandah

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Namboboto Water Project: 

Thanks to the wonderful efforts of Ashford Baptist Church in Kent the clinic now has a water supply.  This has transformed the work that the clinic is able to carry out.

Water was brought down from the dam at the top of the hill on push bikes and relatives had to bring in water for the patients to drink.

The aim of water project was to raise enough money to allow the hospital to have access to water.  It took place in several stages and is now completed.  It is not difficult to imagine the difference having a water supply makes to patients and staff.

Stage 1

To pipe water from the reservoir to the clinic,
install tower and 10,000 litre water storage

tank & connections – £3,000

 

Stage 2

To connect the water to the Minor Theatre & maternity unit

and provide sinks, taps etc – £1,500

 

Stage 3

To connect the water to the male ward,

night nurses station and an extra sewage outlet – £3,000

Stage 4

To attach 6 rain collecting tanks (2 to each of the three buildings)

 £600 per building – Total £1,800

Water storage tanks are in place.    Patients can have a shower!     The sluice room now has running water.

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St. Bakhita’s Health Clinic

Health, knowledge and education are all interlinked and W.O.R.K is using all three to improve the quality of life for widows and orphans.  St. Bakhita Clinic is a small rural health clinic run by an experienced Registered Nurse/Midwife. The clinic offers numerous aspects of preventive as well as curative health care.

To meet the growing demand new wards have been built at St. Bakhita’s.  A children’s ward and a new female ward have greatly improved conditions for patients.  This ambitious project was only possible because of the fundraising efforts of so many people.

Jasmine with baby Selma

 

Vaccinations, antenatal and laboratory services are available, as well as overnight beds for those needing them. Many pregnant women attend the free checks for the ‘Mother-to-Child’ programme (PMTCT). This is a check to see if the mother is HIV positive. If she is, the PMTCT programme is able to provide drugs for her and her baby so that the transfer rate is reduced by up to 95%.

 

 

 

Dirty water is one of the commonest carriers of disease in Africa. Water tanks which collect rain water are a cheap and effective way of providing clean available water.

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