The Nyadire Connection maintains many ongoing programs:
Rural clinic renovation
The Nyadire United Methodist Hospital has responsibility for six rural clinics in northeast Zimbabwe. Each serves between 5,000 to 8,000 people who walk to a clinic for treatment of malaria, cholera, hepatitis, and other infectious diseases. The clinics offer a clean, safe place for women to give birth rather than the dangerous conditions of home delivery. Pre and post-natal counseling is provided at the clinics, as well as immunizations for babies and children, and the distribution of ARV’s for patients with HIV. The clinics are of different sizes and in different stages of disrepair. Most do not have running water or flush toilets and all need electrical service, water facilities, and additional space.
Together with the Zimbabwe UMC, TNC visited and assessed all clinics and plans to rebuild in the following sequence:
Clinic renovation will be done holistically and will enable the delivery of dramatically improved health care. This includes an expanded clinic building; housing for waiting mothers; lecture area; staff housing for nurses and nurses’ aides; as well as fencing, electrical, water, sewage, and disposal facilities. Cost of each rebuild is approximately $300,000. The local communities have strong ownership of the program, and will produce by hand, all 500,000 bricks required for each clinic.
Work began first at Chikwizo in Sept 2013 and one year later the clinic was placed into operation - ahead of schedule and under budget! Work began on the second clinic, Nyahuku, in March 2015, and it was complete by July 2016. Work began on Dendera in Aug, 2016, and after it is complete, we have 3 more to go. Our continued progress depends on our ability to raise the necessary funds.
Your support will make life not only better, but perhaps possible, for the thousands of rural people who depend on these clinics.