Mother & Child Health Area of Center is a Success!
By Verna Case | Project Leader
New Mother and Child Health Facility
In our last report, we announced that the Mother and Child Health (MCH) area of the Center to Improve Reproductive and Child Health was completed. The MCH is now fully occupied and the new facility is offering a full range of services, including HIV-related counseling, prenatal and antenatal maternal check-ups, and newborn and early childhood well visits. The patients and the staff are thriving in the new environment!
The Nutrition Center will be the final phase of the Reproductive Health Center to be built. The construction of this phase will hopefully begin in 2024 after the completion of the Medical Imaging Suite. The hospital’s master plan calls for a phased approach to new construction that includes the remodeling and repurposing of vacated spaces. The areas that will be available after completion of the entire Reproductive Health Center will be converted into dental and same-day surgery facilities, further expanding the ability of the hospital to provide quality healthcare for the citizens of the Mwandi District and beyond.
Again, we thank all of our generous donors and are grateful for those who contributed during this weeks GivingTuesday campaign.
The American Partners are delighted to announce that construction of the Mother and Child Health (MCH) area of the new Reproductive Health Center is complete and fully operational. On Monday, July 24, 2023, healthcare staff welcomed patients into the new facility for the first time! Please see attached pictures.
The new MCH measures 200 square meters (10,000 sq.ft.). Construction was completed in 160 days from the time of ground-breaking. The spaces in the facility include:
Health Testing Services (including HIV screening) and a family planning counseling room
A Prenatal Mother To Child Transmission (PMTCT) counseling room
An antenatal/postnatal examination room
A reception area
A large open-air space for screening, well baby visits, and immunizations
A utility room for janitorial services and bathrooms
We are also happy to report that the cost of the MCH was lower than projected and these savings will allow us to begin the construction of the remaining portions of the reproductive health center in early 2024. The final areas of the Center to be constructed will include nutritional counseling and support services.
The American Partners are very thankful for the continuing help of our generous GlobalGiving donors. It is your support that allows us to provide facilities that help the medical staff improve the healthcare available in Western Province Zambia.
Great Progress Made on Center's Patient Care Areas
By Verna Case | Project Leader
Covered waiting area for Center
The American Partners are delighted to report that much progress has been made on the Center to Improve Reproductive and Child Health since our last report. This progress includes the addition of roofing, flooring, and the finishing of the concrete walls in the patient care areas of the Center. We have added more pictures to our report this time so our generous donors will see exactly how much progress has been made. There is still work to be done until the Center is complete and fully functional, but we hope you will enjoy seeing the progress that has been made.
Again, we want to express our thanks to all who have supported this important facility for the Mwandi Hospital.
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