Mtimbira Dispensary – Renovation of Ward and main centre
This Dispensary is about 20KM past Itete (our project from 2012). The ward building at Mtimbira can barely be used due to the bad state of the roof. The roof has been damaged by leaking roof, bat faeces and urine - and general poor workmanship in the first place.
Likewise, the main building is badly suffering from a bad ceiling and needing work to update it. This is seriously affecting the quality of the medical assistance provided, including maternity services. The centre has about 300 births a year. The centre currently has one small labour room, which is poorly lit and ill-equipped.
The centre is very busy when we visited and is obviously an important part of the community. Renovation work is estimated in 40-50M Tsh. Camping would be in mission grounds, with a bush outer boundary. Nice flat clear area, with a tap with good running water. There are toilets and showers in the mission, or the nun’s accommodation next door. Safety and security is good. Food supply is good with local markets. About 2½ hours to Ifakara.
The project would be managed by the local Catholic Priest, mentored by Father Chahali from Itete.