Five years after the Sukenya women asked us for help to build a dispensary, it is open, staffed, and seeing patients! We couldn’t be prouder of this achievement. The new facility is providing care to residents of five villages; these people used to have to walk 13 miles to reach the nearest health facility. Now they are able to access care much more easily.
The dispensary currently has a staff of two, and in the first three weeks of it being open, the staff has seen 623 patients and delivered three healthy babies! In addition, all patients are getting health education when they arrive for treatment. As a comparison, other dispensaries generally see 200 patients each month; 623 in three weeks is incredible!
This is our biggest project to date, and we are thrilled to hear that so many members of the community have already benefited from it.