Maunga Health Centre
Access to quality and affordable healthcare facilities and services remains a challenge for many rural communities in Zambia. The nearest clinic in Maunga is 20 km (12.2 miles) away from the community, a distance that is often traveled by foot to access health care. Poor infrastructure, a lack of resources, a shortage of basic medical supplies, and a shortage of skilled healthcare workers remain a challenge at these medical facilities. This has an impact on the service provided to the community which is already facing several health challenges.
We built a health care facility in Maunga, fully equipped with a maternity ward, solar power, access to water, ablution facilities, and equipped medical supplies and resources to serve the community.
About our Project
The Maunga Clinic supports an average of 15 patients per day. It has played a crucial role in improving the health and well-being of the local community through its fully-equipped maternity ward, which offers delivery services and family planning for mothers in the communities. The clinic also provides general medical services, COVID-19 vaccinations, and outpatient services. Over the years, we have worked to ensure that the clinic can provide the community with medical support that would otherwise require them to travel over 20 km to the nearest medical facility
In 2022, we built accommodation for medical personnel at the clinic. The three-bedroomed, solar-powered house will provide much-needed housing for nurses and doctors working at the clinic and is located close to the clinic, allowing medical staff to be based in the community near the clinic.
The new accommodation will increase the resources and staff at the clinic, enabling us to deploy more nurses and doctors to the clinic. With an average of 15 patients assisted per day, we aim to reduce waiting times for treatment, offer additional medical services at the clinic, and help more patients daily with the availability of more staff.
We will continue to maintain and upgrade the clinic to ensure it meets the highest standards of resources, facilities, service delivery, and quality of medical services provided for the benefit of the Maunga community.
Total spending for 2022: $51,500