Friday, July 8, 2011

The Shirazi Medical Clinic

The Shirazi community started building the clinic in September of 2009. All of the money since has come from fundraising done by SIT students.

The clinic will have 12 rooms, which includes a room for a medicine dispensary.

Currently, residents of Shirazi have to go to either the district hospital in Msambweni (15 km away) or the regional hospital in Mombasa (70 km away). The distance can prove challenging for members of the community that do not have much money to pay for transportation to the hospitals. There is also another medical clinic in a neighboring village, Bodo, but on the days the clinic is open, it closes at noon.

We were fortunate to be able to help a little bit with the construction of the clinic. We noticed that there is a lot of work that needs to be done...

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