The clinic is located on the grounds of Baraka Academy. It
began as a two room, two beds, and one nurse clinic. It was
at the end of the building that housed classrooms and the
Headmaster’s office. As the number of children increased,
the need for larger facilities grew as well. Today, the clinic
is a stand- alone building within a stone’s throw from
the classrooms and playground.
The clinic has four wards and is open to the public. There
are separate wards for men, women, boys and girls and sleeping
quarters for a staff person. The clinic is operated by three
nurses and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The orphaned
children receive free care. The general public is charged
for medical care but at a reduced rate, providing affordable
care for many. Revenue generated from the general public will
decrease operational costs.
The Lord knew the needs and the timing of the needs. Just
after completion, many children were stricken by H1N1 type
illness. Of the six hundred children, four hundred required
treatment and “hospitalization” at the clinic
for one to two weeks. The clinic was full for about four weeks.
However, we had an adequate facility and all children recovered.
There was no loss of life! All praise to Him! The children
suffer from chronic typhoid and malaria. The nursing staff
is hopeful they will be able to reduce the number of cases
of each through education and training.
All families are given water purification tablets for drinking
water. We are in the process of providing several families
with a water filtration system that would replace the tablet.
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