AMS Clinic Transitions, Needs Support to Stay Open
In our clinic last year we had more than a dozen babies born, hundreds of vaccines administered, tests given for malaria and of course, treated all the day-to-day aliments of our neighboring villagers. Since the clinic was opened more than 10 years ago we have worked hard to grow the clinic and to make it a sustainable program that encouraged the community to take ownership.
For many years the clinic functioned extremely well under the direction of Dr. Mike, who managed and grew the clinic successfully. With his business savvy and exceptional medical skills he went on to open his own clinic in another region. While we wish him the very best, his presence has been sorely missed by the community and us.
After trying unsuccessfully to fill this position we knew we had to act to keep the clinic open. We saw visits to the clinic decline, making the business less sustainable. Unpredictable hours and staffing created problems for those who had to travel by foot for many hours to reach us.
We’re happy to announce that we’ve established a relationship with Community Health Partners to bring in staff and manage the clinic’s daily operation. They have successfully managed other clinics in Kenya and we’re pleased with the direction of the program. However, it will take time for the new doctors and nurses to connect with the community and build up the number of patients.
We need $800 a month to help support the clinic! Please consider making a reoccurring gift today. A one-time gift or an automatic monthly donation from you can help us make the clinic sustainable for the next 12 months. On the Donate page, simply select “I would like to designate this donation to a specific fund.” And then click “Clinic Support” from the drop down. Please help us keep the clinic open!