donors witnessing the renovated operating theater
It gives us immense joy to share updates with you regarding the outcomes of the project on “Access to Quality Healthcare” for the rural population in the Devashtich district that we were able to implement because of the generous financial support of the German Embassy in Dushanbe.
The German Embassy in Dushanbe magnanimously supported us with the grant of EURO 10,000 as a part of their Small Grants Scheme to renovate the two operating theatres and the operating block's auxiliary facilities in the Surgery Unit and the Intensive Care Unit of Devashtich District Hospital in the north of Tajikistan. The project's objective was to improve the access to quality healthcare services for 173,000 residents of Devashtich District which is a mountainous remote area of the country.
The Devashtich District Central Hospital was constructed in the 1970s and has not undergone any major renovation since then. The tiny budget allocated for the healthcare system primarily covers the salary of healthcare providers, leaving little to no money for the maintenance of the physical infrastructure of the healthcare facilities, particularly in the rural areas. Prior to the project’s intervention, one of the operating theaters was banned by the National Surveillance Authorities' inspection team as it reportedly did not meet the required standards of operation. The physicians had to manage with the only operative extra-ordinary operating theater, which made their job very difficult. During the preliminary assessment visit by the German Embassy team, the hospital leadership requested support towards the renovation of the operating theaters, which was duly noted and the Embassy team kindly provided their 'no objection'.
The project was implemented between the period of early June 2021 to late September 2021. It has surpassed the initial objectives with the entire operating block as well as the entire intensive care unit being renovated, over and above the two main wards in the latter. In addition to the 10,000 EURO of grants from the German Embassy in Dushanbe, the project also benefited from donations of USD 1000 mobilized through GlobalGiving and USD 1000 worth of contributions made by the beneficiary hospital staff in appreciation of the generosity shown by our dear donors. The mobilized resources were spent to cover the cost of construction materials and the remuneration of laborers only. Other expenditures such as cost of accounting, project administration, internet, translation, and other services were contributed by the NGO Sadoqat. Thus, according to our agreement, 65% of funding was spent for the procurement of construction materials while 35% was paid towards labor for the project.
To officially hand over the renovated facilities and to mark the project's completion, Dr. Andreas Prothmann, Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Tajikistan, Ms. Sabine Olthof, GIZ (German International Cooperation Agency) Tajikistan Director, accompanied by the staff from these two institutions, visited the hospital on 31 October 2021 as a part of their official regional visit to Soughd Province of Tajikistan. The project handover ceremony was attended by the representatives from donor institutions, Mr. Ashouralizoda - Governor of Devashtich District, representatives from the NGO Sadoqat, the beneficiary hospital leadership and staff as well as other stakeholders. Please enjoy some pictures from the handover ceremony attached with this report. The donor representatives were pleased with the outcome of the project and the quality of renovation activities completed.
For reporting purposes, we are attaching to this report the invoices related to the funding received from the German Embassy in Dushanbe only. The project outcomes were also proactively covered by several top national media outlets and the links to those news articles can be found attached to this report. We would like to take this opportunity to express our heartfelt gratitude to the excellent team of the German Embassy in Dushanbe for their generosity, kindness, and continuous support during the entire period of the project implementation. We would also like to convey our sincere gratitude to each and every one of you for your support in many ways, be it direct donations or spreading the word about our causes among your friends and contacts. We would not have been able to accomplish these achievements without your generosity.
This season, we intend to focus on the improvement of access to healthcare for nearly 3000 residents of the remote Neknot Village and about 10, 000 people from other villages in the vicinity by implementing a project on renovation of the Neknot Health Centre. We do count on your support and would be grateful if you could spread the word about our initiative among your friends and contacts.
Last but not least, we would like to offer our sincere gratitude to the German Embassy in Dushanbe and each and every one of you for your generosity, loyalty, and choosing our causes among millions of brilliant projects published in the GlobalGiving. We will do our best, not only to meet but also to exceed your expectations from every hard-earned cent that you gift to our projects.
Donors visit the renovated intensive care
Renovated Intensive Care Unit Ward
Governor awards Letter of Gratitude to Ambassador
the hospital staff in renovated operating theater
hospital leadership and Sadoqat representatives