The following projects are generally long-term projects with significant financing need. In order to ensure the progress of these projects, we have split them into a number of steps over the years. In addition to the often limited local budgets, there is a need for additional funding. Your donation to one or more of these projects is very welcome and will contribute to the improvement of health care in these regions.
The mission of this project is to support Emesco Foundation to equip the new Emesco Health Centre in the Kibaale district in West Uganda. Medic Foundation has supplied a significant part of the necessary equipment and instruments to allow for all basic treatment in this hospital. Next to this, Medic has also shipped a diesel generator to ensure continuous power supply.
The Emesco health centre provides care to an area where in the past health care was almost non existing for the poor people in this region.
To cater for this care, Emesco Foundation has started this expansion program in 2011. At this moment, about 45000 people use this centre on a yearly basis. This number will only increase when better care taking becomes available. To complete funding for this program, €10.000,- is still needed. If you want to help and donate "click here"
Information about the Jammeh Foundation for Peace Hospital (JFPH)
before and after the extension and renovation
The situation in 2014
Jammeh Hospital was opened in 2001 and is located in Serrekunda / Bundung, , the most populous city of Gambia with 350,000 inhabitants. Due to the migration from the countryside to the coast, the population density has increased and causes more and more people to rely on the Jammeh Hospital. More than 250,000 people are dependent for their health on the JFPH, which is much too small to cater for that demand. It has long been necessary to expand the hospital, but there was no money for it.
The hospital had the following features in 2014:
• Ward for men and women with 11 beds
• Children ward 7 beds
• Delivery ward, 7 beds and 7 cribs
• Maternity ward with 5 beds
• Clinic for lung problems (incl. TB)
• Clinic for HIV-AIDS patients
• Outpatient family planning
• Dental care
• Pre natal ultrasounds
• Medical library
The hospital consists of a number of separate buildings, in which the various sections are housed. In the only building with two floors, 4 consulting rooms on the ground floor and on the top floor of the medical library, a room for the director and a room for the administrator.
Although there is a ward for acute cases, the hospital is primarily a mother and child clinic. Each year more then 5,000 babies are born and the gynecology department is the main department. In the maternity ward, the so-called Postnatal Ward, it is necessary to send the women home 12 hours after the birth, due to a big shortage of beds. It often happens that two or more women have to share a bed which increases the risk of transmitting infections enormously.
Every week about 125 new pregnant women are enrolled and there will be between 500 and 600 women waiting for a pregnancy check.
The situation after the expansion and renovation in 2016
The renovated delivery ward is now linked to the newly consrtucted building with two floors; spacious and practical.
The hospital now has six separate delivery rooms with good sanitation and the maternity ward now has fourteen beds instead of five. The infants department has room for 40 babies, where incubators and cribs will be placed. There are 26 beds in two children's wards, for children under and over 7 years.
Besides several consultation and treatment rooms, there is a large emergency department with two roomns for treatment and a staff room with an overnight stay possibility for the midwife and doctor.
The hospital is easily accessible for stretchers and wheelchairs. The pharmacy of the hospital, which is located next to the main entrance, is accessible both from the street and from the hospital.
The hospital has two operating rooms, but they can not be furnished yet, because Kambengo has no money. The two doctors who now are now in training for gynecological operations, will be finishing their study in October. As of that date it would no longer be necessary to refer women to the hospital in the capital.
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