Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Kikandwa Health Clinic
The Kikandwa Health Clinic was a project proposed by village elders in order to meet the medical needs of the Kikandwa community of approximately 100,000 residents. The non-profit clinic will serve common illnesses in the area such as maternity, prenatal care, malaria, diarrhea, and upper respiratory infections as well as providing other basic services. The opening of the health clinic will have the greatest impact on the people of Kikandwa due to increased health care accessibility. With this new clinic, the people of the Kikandwa community will no longer have to travel long distances or become discouraged from seeking medical care due to transportation. The clinic is expecting to serve between 50-100 patients per day and is striving to become an effective and sustainable business model. The facility will initially have a staff of three individuals which includes a midwife, registered nurse and an administrator with the hopes of expanding as project phases for the clinic are completed over time. This health clinic was made possible by donors such as Drake University, The Rotary Club of Kampala South, and the Shining City Foundation (SCF).