The aim is to establish a network of community sites with rehabilitated health care facilities. During the site selection process one of the selection criteria was the presence of a Government health facility in the ward.
unities and any necessary local support was assured. Every dispensary was visited by an EMINI staff team and building structure and necessary rehabilitation was assessed by a qualified building engineer. The rehabilitation of the health facilities should roughly take place at the same time as the first population survey. As we started the survey at Igurusi site, the first rehabilitations were in Mbarali dispensary with only minor renovations (basically repainting of the health facility) and Uhambule dispensary where the rehabilitation included the demolishing and rebuilding of the dispensary and the staff house. Two improved ventilated pit latrines were constructed at the same time.
Local contributions are no pre-condition for the rehabilitation of the dispensaries.
However they are encouraged and very welcome. The money saved through contributions of the beneficiaries (eg through bricks or water) will be deducted from the contractors bill and will be used to further upgrade the facility.At the end of year one, Mbarali dispensary was painted and Uhambule dispensary 90% completed. Presently preparations for the rehabilitation of Isangati dispensary are under way. After that, EMINI is planning to start rehabilitation in Mlowo dispensary.Uhambule Dispensary being rehabilitated