Weema is celebrating the one-year anniversary since its opening date and you can help mark the occasion by helping it expand!
Through your gift, you can help transform its existing maternity clinic into a fully functioning Maternity Wing. Your donations will fund renovations and much-needed medical equipment, including a delivery bed, resting bed, mattresses, incinerator, examination light and placenta pit.
With your help, Weema can become a renowned facility within Kyampisi, providing quality health care services to mother and child through antenatal, delivery and immunisation care. Weema was initially established to provide a fully functioning maternity unit, but currently there are not enough funds to expand the facility and equip the clinic to make this happen. As part of celebrating ‘Weema at 1’, you are invited to help achieve this dream.
In August 2020, staff at Weema delivered their first baby in the clinic. This delivery was urgent, and despite lack of facility equipment and resources, the team was able to deliver a healthy baby. As the facility does not have the required equipment and facilities to provide holistic maternity services at present, Weema is not able to be registered as a Level III Health Service and is not able to provide maternity services, inclusive of delivery and post-natal care. So for this mother and newborn, they were both immediately transferred to Mukono after the delivery, where post-natal care was provided.
Help equip Weema to provide this vital maternity care!
On September 25 2020, Weema will officially celebrate its one-year anniversary of providing clinical services to the Kyampisi Sub-County community. Weema, part of Kyampisi Childcare Ministries (KCM), currently offers these vital services: general medical care, laboratory services, and sexual and reproductive health services.
Weema provides health care to the communities of Kyampisi, Kyabakadde, Namangaga and Namengo. Weema employs an experienced medical team, which includes a Health Coordinator, Clinical Officer, Midwife, Nurse in Charge, Laboratory Technician, and Receptionist. Weema is open from Monday to Friday, 8am – 6pm.
Key Milestones in first year
Since Weema opened, it has treated more than 1,900 patients. Other milestones include:
- Running weekly clinics that offer immunisations, antennal classes and HIV testing.
- Organising a medical camp in September 2019, which saw more than 1200 people attend and register for access to Weema’s health services.
- Partnering with Alpha Doctors to provide assistance, advice and support to Weema Clinic, including; consultation and professional development training, clinic visits and expertise.
- Rapid response to COVID-19 pandemic, including educating the community about the dangers, how to identify any signs and symptoms, and put preventative measures in place, including standard operating procedures of handwashing, sanitizer, temperature monitoring wearing of face masks and other personal protective equipment.