The clinic was built by the residents of the village with help from the District Council. It opened in 2013 and serves more than 8000 people spread over a wide area. Many are hard to reach especially in the rainy season.
In October this year FUM received a very generous, anonymous donation that will cover the cost of building a much needed 4-bed maternity unit next to the clinic. The District Council will cover the cost of the internal equipment needed.
Thanks to the success of our fundraising walks in 2021 FUM will be able to provide a reliable source of clean water for the clinic and maternity unit. We hope that a deep borehole will prove to be appropriate and successful.
The clinic used its annual £200 FUM support to buy a year's supply of gas cylinders for its vaccine fridge. This is especially necessary to prevent deterioration in the warm climate.
2017 when FUM started supporting this clinic
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.
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.