In January 2018 220 members donated enough to supply solar panels for a health centre for internally displaced people in the Democratic Republic of Congo.
The centre is in Kasindi, an urbanisation of around 50,000 people close to the Ugandan border. It opened in November 2019 and offers vaccinations, tropical disease treatment, family planning, sexual health and maternity services. Reports back have shown that in the first 6 months our panels have provided all the power the facilities need without using the back up generator. In this time they have treated 1,171 patients, 161 pregnant women have reported to the centre for pre natal check ups and 44 babies have been born.
They’re currently on high alert with a number of Ebola cases confirmed in the local area. All the staff have been vaccinated and trained to inform patients how to stay safe and reduce the risk of infection.
Imagine If have now secured another £20,000 of funding to build the rest of the facilities on the land including a theatre, dormitories, showers, kitchen and a training centre for staff.
We’re pleased to share this photo of the team outside the present facilities and proud of the part of little community of people had in making it happen.