Categories:
    Health and Sanitation
  • Toilets
  • Hygiene
  • Health centers
Status:
Ongoing
Expected Completion On:
Aug 2020
Start Date:
Jan 2020
Cost:
$25,000

Construction of Patient Bathrooms and Laundry for Dareda Kati Clinic

Daily approximately 60 patients visit the clinic built by Karimu in 2016. The construction of this large, modern clinic reduced the maternal and infant rates and improved the overall health of the population. Karimu´s partnership with the regional government enabled the clinic to expand its services beyond its initial focus on babies and pregnant women, satisfying many of the local population’s general health needs: treatment of upper respiratory infections, gastrointestinal disorders, treatment of HIV/AIDS, diarrhea, pneumonia and tuberculosis, among others. However, the expansion of services and, with that, the increase in the number of patients, has created the necessity of building bathrooms dedicated for the patients. The construction of such bathrooms with flush toilets and faucets for hand washing will increase the hygiene conditions of patients at the clinic and avoid spreading of diseases from direct of indirect contact with another person.

Moreover, the construction of a laundry will enhance the overall hygiene within the clinic. The supply of clean linen for patients and staff plays an important role in maintaining the quality of the clinic care. The term linen includes mattress covers, pillow covers, blankets, bed sheets, table cloths, as well as doctors and nurses coats.

This project encompasses

  • Construction of patient bathrooms
    Separate sections for female and male patients - each section with sink for handwashing, and stalls with flush toilets and faucets for washing.
    Urinals in the male bathrooms at different heights to also serve for boys.
    Septic tank to keep the environment clean.

  • Construction of laundry
    Washing area with sinks
    Open area to hang linien to dry
    Closed area to store cleaning material

  • Construction of handwashing sink for patients

  • Construction of placenta pit

  • Construction of incinerator

  • Donation of autoclave

Expected benefits:

  • Lower risk of spreading contagious diseases

  • Improved overall hygiene of patients

Cost: $25,000
The community contributes by

  • Clearing the land

  • Digging the foundation

  • Supplying bricks