Nakatindi clinic in operation
Friday, 21 March 2014
We're delighted to share with you that Nakatindi clinic is now in operation and has had it's first patients through the doors...
After our handover ceremony in December, the new clinic in
Nakatindi village opened this week. It is still early days
operationally for the clinic; the staff are settling into the
building and organising additional supplies. So far the waiting
room, screening rooms and beds have all been set up, and the
pharmacy has been stocked.
We have been working with Nakatindi for three years and through a
combination of our own donations and the generous support of
guests, have supported a number of projects including a classroom
block in the local school, a nutritional programme for children and
adult skills training.
Before now, villagers had to travel 4 km to reach their nearest
clinic which is shared by other communities. Now, they will have
immediate access to healthcare, including HIV testing and a
maternity clinic. The clinic will host a full time nurse with
support from a midwife and doctor.
We're sure you'll agree that it is great to see the clinic
operating and look forward to hearing about further progress.