Kiloleni clinic

The clinic was built by the residents of the village with help from the District Council. It opened in 2013 and serves more than 10,000 people spread over a wide area. Many are hard to reach especially in the rainy season.

As well as general outpatient services the clinic provides a good range of maternity services, also Immunisation and Child Health care. HIV programmes include Testing and Counselling and the prevention of mother-to-child transmission.

Just two enrolled nurses provide these services, compared with the government recommended roll of 15 staff, so they are kept very busy. For outreach work they have support from two community health workers.

Kiloleni_clinic.JPGThe clinic is 45 km north-east of Urambo town, with half the road tarmac the rest rough dirt. There is one mobile phone network.

Most of the local citizens are farmers and pastoralists who grow maize, rice, groundnuts, tobacco and keep cows and goats.

The single building contains rooms for consultations, antenatal and family planning with a separate room for maternal labour and deliveries. There is a pharmacy with vaccination fridge.

Kiloleni_gas_cyls.JPG2021 update

The clinic used its £200 FUM donation to buy
a year's supply of gas cylinders for its vaccine
fridge. This is especially necessary to prevent
deterioration in the warm climate.