Isegenhe Clinic

This small but strong clinic benefited greatly from repainting by Cranbrook School students in 2013 and refurbishment of its two wells in 2015 and 2016. It has no Medical Officer, but two nurse/midwives.

2016 upgrade to second well

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As part of our 'Focus on Water' initiative FUM provided £1500 to have the second well upgraded.

Our good friend Mr Venance Gomegwa, the local Clerk of Works, acted very promptly, ordering materials and hiring a reliable builder with the result that the new well was fully functional before the arrival of the dry season.

The village and clinic now have a good supply of water and a borehole is not considered necessary.

2015 update

The clinic is very busy and the staffing is the same as in 2013, a good sign.

The previously dilapidated and overgrown open well has been fully refurbished but the other well in the village is in need of attention. The ceiling above the clinic veranda is currently propped up and looks a little precarious !

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Jo Taylor
FUM Medical Liaison Officer


2013

Isegenhe_clinic.jpgThe staff house has been rebuilt by the Tanzanian government after the previous one was destroyed by fire. There is a latrine and shower here, and a good gas powered fridge. The clinic serves a dispersed population of over 7000, with 20% under 5 years old. They have about 20 – 30 deliveries each month, with about 6 women found to be HIV positive.

The staff here are fully trained to prevent mother to child transmission of HIV. They also provide a good HIV treatment, counselling and education service.

As well as the repainting of the clinic staff were thrilled to have solar powered lighting installed in the delivery room. They no longer have to make night time deliveries by candle light.

The equipment at the clinic was good, with 2 blood pressure monitors, lay-on weigh scales for babies but no hanging scales, and scales for adults, mattresses and mosquito nets were well used.

Jo Taylor
FUM Medical Liaison Officer

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