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Support to the clinic in Modjo through providing a medical equipment

Thanks to the Polish Aid's funds, the clinic in Modjo is one of the best equipped health centres, by Ethiopian standards, but it still needs a lot more. The mission pays the remuneration of the employees and collects no payments for the visits. The patients cover only the costs of medicines. However, the Mission does not have sufficient resources to purchase necessary equipment. The government administration recommended that the clinics introduce a new computer registration system. At present, the clinic is using only one old computer borrowed from the office of the Mission and has no printer whatsoever.

The medicine storage is not equipped with a fridge, thus some of the medicines cannot be properly stored. The clinic also has no washing machine, so it is impossible to wash the uniforms of the clinic employees or the sheets from the obstetrics unit. There is also no access to hot water.

Moreover, during its 20 years of operation, the clinic has not been renovated and now some walls are cracked or dirty with the paint peeling off. It is necessary to make renovations and purchase the missing equipment: waiting room benches and chairs for the laboratory and the delivery room. Currently, the clinic is also beginning to experience problems with its premises, because it is too small for the number of patients it takes in.

Support to the clinic in Modjo through providing a medical equipment

The project is scheduled to be implemented from 1 July to 15 December 2016 in cooperation with the Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Addis Ababa and the Catholic Mission in Modjo - the Consolata Missionary Fathers. Its purpose is to provide high quality medical care for the Modjo community. 

The project provides for purchasing a fridge, a washing machine, shelves and cabinets, a computer, a printer and a solar water heater. The planned renovation comprises repainting the walls, laying the floors (in most rooms, including the delivery room, the floor is cracked), inserting partition walls in some rooms to prepare changing rooms for the patients and a room for sterilising medical instruments. A small storage will also be created.

The local community of Modjo will be the main beneficiary of the project. The clinic, which admits over 6,000 patients every year (mostly mothers and children, but also men since 2015, thanks to the Polish Aid project), will be able to provide its services to others in need.

Support to the clinic in Modjo through providing a medical equipment

The project was implemented from 8 August to 15 December 2016. A fridge was purchased and medicine shelves were installed. A computer and a printer were also purchased for the purpose of introducing the computer registration system and training personnel in using the computer and the registration system. As planned, the necessary furniture, such as chairs, cabinets, shelves and solar energy water heaters, was purchased. Necessary renovation was carried out and a storage was built. The project activities increased the quality of medical care offered by the clinic, as a result, the residents of Modjo and neighbouring villages will be able to benefit from it.

The value of the project amounted to approximately PLN 118,000 (28,000 American dollars) and was fully covered by the Polish Aid's funds. For the purposes of calculation, the following exchange rate was applied: USD 1 = PLN 4.2329.