The St. Francis Health Clinic officially opened on July 4th, 2012 and has been providing reliable and critical care to the 5000 people of rural Migyera ever since. The first year was filled with several important accomplishments including the purchase of a Vaccine refrigerator so immunizations can be administered in house as well as at outreach stations, the ability to maintain a sufficient supply of medicine in both the Pharmacy and the dispensing room, providing dental care with a newly acquired dental set, the refurbishing of a large on site water tank in order to harvest their own water rather than continuing to buy it, and the creation of a Health Unit Management Committee for clinic oversight. In a little over a year the center has also grown to its current staff of a Senior Clinical Officer, Registered Comprehensive Nurse, Enrolled Nurse, Nursing Aide, Laboratory Assistant, Cashier, Security Officer, and Ward Cleaner, each of whom provide necessary services in the daily operation of the facility. During this past August alone there were 295 outpatients, 50 admitted patients, 10 babies delivered, 263 lab tests, 17 prenatal consults, and 8 HIV/AIDS patients receiving antiretroviral therapy.
We are extremely proud of the St. Francis Health Clinic and those who have worked so diligently to provide the tremendous care and range of services that are offered. However, in order to maintain this level of care there is still much work to be done such as hiring a midwife, purchasing medical equipment, and continuing education for the staff. Presently the clinic is on target to achieve one of its goals, that of becoming operationally self sufficient, with your continued generous donations the clinic will be able to achieve another, which is accessible, immediate, and essential care to the growing numbers of people who need it.
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