Rural Health Post in Zambia
- Community Growth
- Women & Gender
This project aims to construct a healthcare facility in a remote village in Zambia. The project will involve the construction of the facility, equipping it with basic medical equipment, and ongoing collaboration with the Ministry of Health to ensure adequate staffing, training, and medical supplies. To make this vision a reality, the community has taken proactive steps, including repairing the road, preparing the land, and donating crop for fundraising.
This project aims to address pressing healthcare needs in the area, such as reducing infant mortality rates, improving access to malaria testing and treatment, raising awareness and facilitating testing and treatment for HIV/AIDS, educating community members on hygiene and responsible dietary practices, providing a confidential and professional space for individuals to discuss family planning and access contraceptives, and encouraging prenatal and postnatal care. The potential impact of the project is significant. It will improve healthcare services and health outcomes for community members, particularly pregnant women, new mothers, children under five years old, and those afflicted with HIV/AIDS and/or malaria. The facility will serve as a hub for health education, empowering the community with knowledge and preventative measures for diseases like malaria and HIV/AIDS.
This proposal includes the procurement of healthcare equipment and furniture, including a delivery bed, inpatient beds, bedside trolleys and storage options, infant scales, vaginal delivery sets, desks, benches, shelving, security mechanisms, and more. Not only will the new equipment promote the community's healthcare goals, but it will also allow the Ministry of Health to launch operations soon after the project is complete. The Ministry of Health, senior district officials, traditional leaders, and local politicians have pledged their support for this project by committing to staffing, covering recurring expenses, maintaining equipment, building repairs, and all else.