Libuyu Health Clinic – work to start next month
We are delighted to announce that work will begin in May on the new maternity ward at Libuyu Health Clinic.
Libuyu Health Centre is in a heavily populated, disadvantaged community on the outskirts of Livingstone. Current facilities means the clinic is struggling to cope with providing maternal and child health, as well as TB screening, HIV support, lab testing and family planning to around 2,000 patients per month.
Thanks to your support, we are building a new Maternity and Infant Health Unit at Libuyu.
There will be a new antenatal unit plus a post-natal ward, with more beds and more privacy.
A new delivery room will increase capacity and safety. There will be a separate waiting area, and connection to mains electricity will make a significant improvement.
Our construction projects are driven by the local community to ensure that the buildings work for them. Based on a bespoke design, the new unit will be a single storey building.
It will be built as a separate unit, with space and privacy away from the existing clinic reception area. This high quality building will have a life expectancy of at least 30+ years.
We look forward to sharing photos as work begins.
We continue fundraising for this project to make further improvements. If you would like to find out more about how you can help build brighter futures for mums and their babies at Libuyu, please do get in touch.