May 01,2016

Mutaba Health Clinic

Saving Lives at The Mutaba Health Clinic

Previously there were…

Community Members desperate for a clinic

The community has been trying to establish a clinic since 1997. They were dedicated to making the clinic a reality and has 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 Unemployed Individuals

14 men and 6 women have been selected from the community to join our training programme, who previously were living below the poverty line. The trainees learn on site and will earn a nationally recognised building certificate if they pass their exams!

11,000 Community Members without easy healthcare access

The area the clinic serves is large, providing health services for 11,000 people. It also now receives support from the Ministry of Health including trained staff, medical supplies and equipment.

 

What we did with your support…

An innovative design:

The logic of the through flow allows for waiting times and gives easy access for patients.

A well designed Maternity Ward

38 babies have been delivered at the clinic already this year, the layout of the clinic with a separate maternity ward ensures sanitary conditions for those giving birth.

A widespread use of the clinic

In 2017 a total of 10,799 individuals made use of the clinic!

The Under 5s clinic has around 50/60 consultations each week.

An ‘ART’ lab

This has been developed to help those who are diagnosed with HIV. Of those tested at the clinic, 8/10 individuals are found HIV positive, meaning this expansion is invaluable.

 

Looking Forward…

Expansion

The Mutaba Health Clinic owns the entire plot, leaving room for further expansion.

Trainees

20 young people now have new skills and new opportunities. After a recent independent impact study, we have found that 80% of our graduate trainees are active in construction in some way or another a year after their training.