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The current situation of the:

Doctor's office

The current situation of the doctor’s surgery in Kamimbi is far from ideal and hampers its ability to provide healthcare to the more than 10,000 people in the area. The building consists of only one large room with two separate rooms. In one room, clients are received and medicines dispensed, while in the other room, minor procedures and deliveries are performed. The lack of running water and electricity is a major problem. In addition, the rooms score very poorly in terms of hygiene. There is a shortage of medication and the materials needed to adequately perform procedures and deliveries are practically non-existent. This results in many complications, including a high number of deaths in pregnant women, mainly due to blood poisoning. In addition, viruses and parasites, such as malaria, still claim too many victims.

The doctor’s station currently has five staff, two of whom are nurses, and the remaining three are support staff, largely on a voluntary basis. These dedicated staff try to provide as much help as possible with limited resources, but the situation is far from optimal. Improvements in facilities, amenities and medical supplies are urgently needed to improve health care in Kamimbi and reduce mortality and complications.

NO electricity and running water

Employees are motivated, but resources are lacking

Our plan

Building a new clinic

The plan to build a new clinic in Kamimbi is an important step to improve healthcare in the region. The clinic will serve not only as a doctor’s station, but also as a facility where long-term monitoring and treatment of patients will be possible. To realise the project, we propose to implement it in two phases.

Phase 1 will focus on building the new hospital and will take place in the period from 2022-2023. During this phase, the necessary construction and building works will be carried out to create a modern and well-equipped clinic. The building will provide sufficient space for various departments and facilities, including an emergency room, operating theatre, laboratory, pharmacy and nursing wards.

Phase 2 focuses on the transformation of the current doctor’s surgery into a specialised gynaecology and obstetrics department. This phase will take place in the period from 2024-2025. By converting and upgrading the current doctors’ station, high-quality services can be provided in gynaecological care and support for deliveries. This will improve the quality of healthcare for pregnant women and reduce the risk of complications.

building a clinic

Fase 1

The plan to build a clinic with admission facility in Kamimbi, focusing on preventive healthcare, is a worthwhile initiative. The clinic will include several rooms to provide various services. Here are some key components to be included in the clinic:

  1. Separate admission rooms for men, women and children: It is essential to have separate admission rooms to ensure privacy and comfort for patients.
  2. Pharmacy: A well-equipped pharmacy is necessary to store and distribute medicines and supplies to patients.
  3. Office: An office space will serve as an administrative centre, where employees can keep files and perform other administrative tasks.
  4. Waiting room: A comfortable waiting room offers patients and their families a place to wait before being seen by medical staff.
  5. Consulting room: A dedicated consulting room is needed where doctors and other medical professionals can examine patients and carry out consultations.
  6. Hygiene sluice: A hygiene sluice ensures a clean and safe transition between different rooms and minimises the risk of infection.
  7. Toilet and shower facilities: The clinic should have sanitary facilities to meet the basic needs of both patients and staff.
  8. Storage space: A sufficiently large storage space is essential to safely store medical equipment, supplies and other materials.

Providing running water and electricity in the clinic is vital to ensure proper functioning and comfortable environment.

De huidige dokterspost ombouwen tot de afdeling Gynaecologie

Fase 2

The aim to create a gynaecology ward in the renovated old doctor’s station by 2024 is very important to improve the overall care of pregnant women and reduce complications during and after birth. It is well known that proper medical care during pregnancy and delivery is crucial for the health and well-being of both the mother and child.

Renovating the old doctors’ station into a dedicated gynaecology ward will include the following aspects of care for pregnant women:

Prenatal care: Pregnant women should receive regular check-ups and screenings to ensure the health of both mother and baby. This includes monitoring the baby’s growth, checking blood pressure and detecting any complications.

Delivery care: The hospital should be equipped with the necessary facilities and medical staff to conduct safe deliveries. This includes providing professional support during labour, monitoring the vital signs of the mother and child, and dealing with possible emergencies.

Postnatal care: After birth, it is important to continue monitoring the health of the mother and baby. This includes providing breastfeeding information and support, monitoring the mother’s recovery processes and providing any necessary medical care for the baby.

Creating a specialised gynaecology unit

Construction started in August 2022

It is scheduled to open in October 2023


How construction is progressing