After a tragic incident that occurred on the 15th of January 2007, in which Keith's two year old son died because of the lack of basic medical support, the Bergnek Community Clinic project was born. Keith's son got very sick and died suddenly after a very brief illness. Although Keith's mother was staying with the child, and called an ambulance, by the time the ambulance arrived, Keith's son was already dead. This is not the only incident, but a painful example of life in Bergnek, Limpopo.
By providing an healthcare clinic within the community that can support basic healthcare for children, pre- and post-natal care and birthing support, the community will not have to suffer the loss of more children in the community and give other children the basic healthcare to grow up healthier.
Having a clinic in the community will provide healthcare to 1,800 community members of which 1,200 are women and children. It will also help to ensure that the 50 children born in the community each year, arrive healthy and have the services needed to help keep them healthy.
This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).