Amos Kanja, Deputy Administrator, introduces Mercy Wandere, the Dr. Terry and Barbara Davis Upendo Clinic Nurse, and Martin Nyaga, a Rafiki beneficiary, sponsored for so many years by Overbrook Presbyterian Church, Columbus, Ohio. Martin now works at the Clinic as a Lab Technologist. We have also Sarah who is working in the Dental department. We thank God for how far we have come. We press on in the mission of providing quality healthcare to our Rafiki family and members of the community.
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It’s been a very busy summer at the Rafiki Children’s Center. Construction work continues on the clinic where the second floor is being completed. Upon completion, this area will be temporarily used for classrooms for the Rafiki Academy. See our progress in the photos below.
Free Medical Camp Launch, a set on Flickr.
Medical camp was a huge success, Dr. Marge did great work in the dental clinic. Visitors from the US were in attendance at the free medical camp launch in early August with Rev. Dr. John Nganga.
For the period between January-December 2012, Dr. Terry and Barbara Davis Upendo Clinic served 2,052 patients, averaging approximately 171 patients per month. This included children and staff from the Rafiki AIDS Ministry. Patient cases served outside of the Rafiki community were 1,413, Rafiki children cases numbered 269 and Rafiki staff cases 165.
We continue to find our way forward at the Clinic which is turning out to be a major source of support for the community at large. Our Rafiki kids are really quite healthy and normally don’t require much in the way of medical attention. But the presence of our Clinic in the community with its very well equipped laboratory, a reasonably well stocked pharmacy, attended five days a week by a nurse and a laboratory technician, is a great community resource. The nominal fee of $1 per adult and $0.50 per child has been sufficient, in addition to contributions from donors, to keep it running.
This represents a true “ripple effect” where support of the Rafiki orphanage actually supports the surrounding community in a very tangible way. Having the medications available to dispense at the visit makes it much more likely they will actually get to the patients as intended.