Maboha Clinic

Currently there is no Clinical Officer at this clinic, but Kasim Ludohela, the auxiliary nurse, runs a good service with support from some villagers.

2016 update

Maboha is still a busy clinic, run by a rather elderly nurse plus a medical attendant. Currently there is one rain water harvesting tank but it needs some renovation.There are two staff houses but they are now in a poor state and also need some renovation. Hopefully FUM can soon find some funds or sponsorship to finance these refurbishments.

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The clinic serves a population of 1200+, with 40% of these being under 5 years old . There are approximately 8 deliveries per month, and about 20 patients visit the clinic each day.

The nurse offers HIV testing for pregnant women, though there were no test kits in stock when the clinic was visited. But there is no follow up advice and counselling at Maboha, HIV +ve mums would have to travel to Urambo for this support.

The clinic does offer contraceptive advice though, and provides condoms and hormone pills and injections, plus advice on safer sex and proper condom use.

The clinic has a gas fridge, but had no gas at the time of the visit. This was later reported to the DMO at the District Hospital who was aware of the shortage and said gas would be delivered soon.

The nurse has a bicycle for outreach work, and the clinic has a tank for rain water harvesting. The clinic appeared slightly shabby, but it was definitely functioning, and seen as a huge benefit to this rather remote village.

Jo Taylor
FUM Medical Liaison Officer

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