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Categories:
  • Health
Status:
Completed
Completed On:
May 2022
Start Date:
Nov 2021
Cost:
$103,320.69

Enhance Medical Treatment

3rd Building of the Ayalgaya Health Center Complex

 

Our current major health goal is to provide access to a health center for all Ayalagaya ward residents within a 30 minute taxi ride. With the completion of the first 2 buildings:  the maternity ward and the outpatient services building we have already been able to enhance services to the community with additional medical staff.  The completion of the 3rd building, the overnight ward, will enable treatment of patients requiring overnight observation and longer treatment. Today such cases would have to be referred outside of the ward. 

 

This shows the layout of the overnight ward in the upper half connected to the outpatient services building in the lower half.

As with the outpatient services building, we did not ask the community to contribute to the cost of this project as we asked so much of them in 2021, however, thousands of community members showed up anyway to dig the foundation for multiple buildings on site. They completed in 3 hours what we would have paid dozens of workers to do over 3 days. 

 

The entire community turned out to dig the foundation for the health center complex.

 

Our partnership with the Ministry of Health remains very strong and they have already expanded the staff for the clinic adding 7 new nurses and 1 new doctor. We are expecting an additional 3 doctors and 1 anesthetist. Additionally, one of our head nurses will be receiving anesthesia training to support the surgical theater in the maternity ward. 

 

Construction of the overnight ward
External drainage for rains and interior views after floor tiling and painting

 

We hope to complete the overnight ward, the pediatrics, obstetrics, and family planning building, and the walkways, security gate, and oxygen building in 2022 leaving the laboratory and mortuary for 2023.

 

Here is the completed building.

External view of the overnight ward on the right hand side and the outpatient services building on the left hand side.
Internal views of a ward room and patient bathroom.

 

 Benefits:

 

  • Expands medical services to 50,000 residents in Ayalagaya and neighboring wards

Cost:

  • Karimu $103,061.40

  • Community cost $259.29