This project will be provide 35% of the funding and technical consulting to catalyze a sustainable slum clinic for maternal and child health for 30,000 people.
Despite being part of a city, many of the residents of Sikoro are three kilometers from a paved road, and equally distant from water or medical care. Women often give birth on the side of the road on the way to the clinic, and one in four children dies before age 5 (DHS). There are over 30,000 people living in this area. A community-run clinic that also works on public health (mosquito nets, vaccination) is a socially appropriate and accessible way fuel for development.
We will provide 35% of funding, furnishings, and supplies. We will help the community clinic board to fundraise the remaining 65% locally, legalize their committee, train personnel, and permanently run the clinic from user fees and gov't funding.
The project will create a selt-sustaining clinic to improve health outcomes by providing health and maternal care to 30,000 slum residents. This will improve well being, livelihoods, and the community's ability to create healthcare change!
This project has provided additional documentation in a Microsoft Word file (projdoc.doc).
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