It’s full steam ahead to complete the redevelopment of Libuyu Health Centre before the heavy rains arrive.
The delivery of vital healthcare services has continued throughout redevelopment. Some outpatient services have been temporarily relocated outside, and need to move back inside before the start of the rainy season.
Work has progress well. The existing building was not designed as a health centre, and many sections of the building were in a very poor condition.
The old clinic building
The existing building has been completely renovated, including construction of a new roof
New ceiling boards installed, walls freshly painted and electrical lights fitted on the wards
Build It graduates Emmanuel, Benson and Mike have worked as contractors to deliver this project.
They offered other graduates the opportunity of work to help with plastering, painting and tiling to get the project completed on time. Several of them took up this offer and moved down to Livingstone for a few weeks. They gained money and valuable experience.
It’s fantastic to see the experienced Build It graduates supporting newer ones into employment.
New graduate Angel tiling the shower room
Old sanitation facilities have been replaced
When the inside is complete, the team will move to the final outside works including perimeter drains, roof canopy and rain gutters.
The redevelopment has been an ambitious and complicated phase of our work at Libuyu Health Centre. However it will bring significant benefits to the health and wellbeing of the community living around this busy clinic.
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