Construction Update: FIMRC Clinic, Uganda
At the end of July, we sent our Construction for Change Fellows, Kassandra and Colton, to the Bududa District of Uganda to get started with FIMRC on construction for the new 30/30 Project clinic. This medical facility will provide comprehensive primary healthcare, with a focus on maternal, pediatric and non-communicable diseases, for one of the most under-resourced districts in Uganda. The clinic will serve a community facing HIV/AIDS levels that are twice the national average. We are excited to share an update of all that has already been accomplished!This clinic will have two buildings. The Health Center will offer full range outpatient curative and preventative health services across multiple concentrations, including a primary care ward, maternity ward, clinical lab, and counseling ward. The Pavilion will serve as the hub for the Community Health Educators who perform public outreach for the community. Maternal and Child Health services and Voluntary Counseling and Testing offices will encourage support programs for people living with HIV/AIDS. The goal of this new clinic is to decrease HIV rates in the community through continued education and monitoring.We are excited to say the foundation is now complete, and the brick laying ceremony was performed on October 21st by the local community. Now they move on as the walls start quickly going up!