Local health clinics provide treatment for common illnesses and injuries as well as family planning and obstetric services. Global Partners responds to needs at clinics in rural areas where people do not have access to urban medical care.
Recent projects include:
Matata Hospital Projects (Kenya) – Global Partners began working with Matata Hospital in the early 90s and has been one of their most involved supporters over time. Nestled in the small but bustling town of Oyugis, Kenya, Matata is the only hospital serving the area. Most recently, Global Partners provided funds for a borehole well to bring clean, accessible water to the hospital (July 2014). In the past, Global Partners has funded shipments of medical equipment to improve the hospital’s capacity for care.
Sasi Medical Clinic (Tanzania) – The Sasi Medical Dispensary was built by Global Partners, and we have worked closely with the village of Sasi over the years to help bring them clean water and accessible healthcare. The clinic has a doctor and two nurses that take care of all the primary and reproductive healthcare needs for three villages, serving more than 9,000 people. To help them provide these services, Global Partners funded improved clinic infrastructure and funds for purchasing needed medical equipment. The clinic now has an autoclave for sanitizing medical instruments, a centrifuge, microscope and test tubes for its laboratory, a blood pressure machine, a glucose testing machine, a delivery bed, and a suction machine for use following delivery. February 2015.
Community Health Worker Trainings (Kenya) – This project provided trainings for 20 Community Health Workers to bring preventative and treatment messages about primary health and other local health problems such as HIV/AIDS to the communities of Ojwando and Gamba. They received bicycles, first aid kits, and informational packets to assist them with outreach. March 2014.
Agowa Medical Dispensary (Kenya) – Global Partners funded the electric connection for this dispensary so that it would be able to access water from its borehole well. September 2014.
God-ber Medical Clinic (Kenya) – God-ber is a small village 45 minutes away from Matata Hospital in Oyugis, Kenya by 4 wheel drive vehicle. Since there is no public transportation and almost no one has a car, getting a sick person or a woman in labor to town can be a tortuous, all-day journey on foot. Doctors at the hospital asked Global Partners to help the community build a small medical clinic with nursing staff, so that they could have regular access to services.
Global Partners funded clinic construction and provision of equipment and furniture. The community, though extremely poor, contributed a portion of the cost and manual labor, and Matata Hospital provided staffing. The clinic provides primary care services, child immunizations, maternal and child health services, and labor and delivery. With a very good working relationship with Matata Hospital for backup services, lives have been saved, work and school absenteeism reduced, community health and productivity enhanced, and another two thousand people given peace of mind knowing that help is near. With this success, the next year Global Partners donors generously contributed additional funds to construct staff housing and a rainwater harvest system to provide clean water for the clinic.