Mutaba Health Clinic
Saving Lives at The Mutaba Health Clinic
We are built a new health clinic located close to a major road junction outside Kapiri. Having been completed, the clinic now receives support from the Ministry of Health including trained staff, medical supplies and equipment.
The community had been trying to establish a clinic since 1997. They were dedicated to making the clinic a reality and had already partially completed a small facility to accommodate visits from a mobile health team. Babies were previously weighed by hanging scales from the branches of the tree.
0 Full Time Medical Staff
The clinic used to be run by volunteers who had received some medical training. Monthly outreach clinics provided care for under-5s and pregnant women, otherwise patients travelled 5km to Chawama Clinic.
20 New Trainees
14 men and 6 women have been selected from the community to join our training programme. The trainees learn on site and will earn a nationally recognised building certificate if they pass their exams.
11,000 Community Members
The area the clinic serves is large, providing health services for 11,000 people.
Key stats & facts
Kapiri District, Central Province, Zambia
There was no water on site
Life Expectancy at Birth
The average life expectancy is 57 years in Zambia
The nearest clinic is Chawama Clinic, 5km away. It is too small to handle the large number of patients and has no room to expand.