Linda Clinic Expansion - Zambia
The Happy Africa Foundation, in partnership with the Ministry of Health, aims to develop Linda Clinic into a three ward district hospital. Set in a densely populated area the hospital will help lower infant mortality and offer a higher level of medical care to the residents of the Linda community.
The Happy Africa Foundation Limited
Linda Clinic is unable to handle the number of patients that need treatment in the area. Transferring patients to Livingstone General Hospital means that the waiting times at the hospital are exhausting and that the level of care that the understaffed and unsupported hospital team can provide is often lacking. Furthermore, many people are unable to travel to Livingstone and so simply do not get treatment, instead continuing to suffer as their condition worsens.
The Ministry of Health has identified a need for a new district hospital. The project aims to transform Linda Clinic into a three-ward district hospital that will be able to provide the surrounding communities with better support and access to more extensive health care. This will involve the building of three wards – female, male and children’s – as an extension to the current out-patient clinic.
Build a three ward hospital
Activities» Build the three wards
» Put up the necessary security
» Work with the ministry of health to ensure the hospital is up and running
Sucsess will be achieved once the building is signed off by the department of health as suitable as a hospital
The long term changes will be improved medical care fore local residents. This will be demonstrated through:
1. Lower mortality rate
2. Lower baby and child mortality rate
3. High level of child vaccinations
The risk is that the department of health could re-neg on their agreement to furnish the hospital and provide all necessary staff and equipment. To deal with this we have signed a detailed contract outlining both parties obligations and expectations.
Donors will get a by monthly update, plus regular updates on social media and the wed page.
Budget - Project Cost: £164,134Loading graph....
Amount Heading Description £10,000 project manager someone to oversee the building and to complete reporting £115,251 building costs complete building costs for the project £11,894 furnishing beds and cabinets £15,456 contigency to cover unforseen costs £11,533 admin bank charges, telephone, internet, monitoring and evaluation costs
Current Funding / Pledges
Source Amount Timberland Italy £85,455 Guaranteed
Linda compound, one of the most densely populated housing areas in Livingstone,Zambia, is home to some 11,600 or more people. This area is characterized by an alarmingly high birth rate, the population having risen from an estimated 8,000 in just three years (potentially over 3000 births).
The Linda community is home to around 11,600 people. One quarter of the population is estimated to be under the age of five. The area has an alarming level of unemployment and the majority of the population are seen to be living under the poverty line.
The Happy Africa Foundation (THAF) has been working in Livingstone since 2008. During this period we have been involved in the building and development of many schools and community facilities. THAF has a strong presence on the ground and has solid relationships with government in the area.
Read more about the Charity running this project.
Leonora is the charity development manager. She has worked for THAF for the last two years and has a background in fundraising and development.
Memory has been working in development work in Livingstone foe the past few years. She has developed strong partnerships through out Livingstone.