Nyasa Clinic

The transfer of the clinic from Urambo District Council to that of newly created Kaliua District caused serious delays in getting it licensed but we understand that it is now functioning well.

2016 update

The District Medical officer in Kaliua told us that the clinic is open and working well. There are two nurses and one medical attendant. There should be two staff houses but one is still incomplete so all are sharing the one house. A shallow well was built but it was unsuccessful so the staff have to collect water from the village, about 1 km away, in buckets.

Jo Taylor
FUM Medical Liaison Officer

nyas_clinicx4.jpgNyasa is a remote, sparsely populated village on the edge of Kaliua District and the clinic was much needed. Sutton Coldfield Rotary Club, a partner of FUM, generously offered to provide the £6000 needed. When building work started Nyasa village was in Urambo District but government re-organisation switched it to Kaliua District.

After the building work was completed a Cranbrook School group painted the walls with the expectation that Kaliua Council would supply the medical equipment and staff, in line with normal practice. That was over three years ago.

However we understand from the Kaliua District Medical Officer, Dr John Mwombeki, that the clinic has received its licence and is now functioning.

There is no water supply here, and no rain water harvesting, but apparently there is a local bore hole.

Jo Taylor
FUM Medical Liaison Officer


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