C2C Supporters and Friends,
It's been a busy summer at C2C in our efforts to open our Namibian clinic. Two of our staff members, Ellen and Allison, recently arrived home from Swakopmund as part of the final push toward opening the clinic. During their productive trip they met with our partners at the Namibian Ministry of Health, as well as completed on-site preparations (fencing, seating, etc). In just a few short weeks, we'll begin treating patients at the clinic. Residents of this community currently walk many hours to seek care, and they all seem very excited to have a well-equipped clinic so close to home. A major goal of the clinic is to ensure access to high quality pre-natal care for pregnant women in the community, and we're proud that this care will reduce the fear surrounding childbirth for many new mothers.
Another initiative we're excited about is our Community Health Program. As we speak, a volunteer is conducting a "community needs assessment" to determine what the primary health concerns are for local families. The results of this assessment will help to shape our community health program- for example, we may focus more on post-natal care, HIV testing and treatment, or childhood nutrition. With the help of your generous donations, we'll be hiring experienced community health counselors to carry out these vital programs. We're so grateful for your support, which has a tangible impact on more than 10,000 Namibians.
We look forward to sending you messages and photographs after the official opening of the clinic!