Health care

Mary Immaculate Clinic

Initially, the Mary Immaculate Clinic was set up to cater for the families of the children who attend the primary schools. Now the Clinic is open to all residents of the Mukuru villages. Approximately 100 people from the slum area attend the Clinic daily. There is a minimum charge of US $0.50 for each visit. Services include general preventive and curative medicine, maternal and child health, (including prevention of mother to child transmission of HIV) and an anti-malnutrition unit, which is staffed by professionals from St Elizabeth School of Community Health and Social Work in Slovakia.

Nurse Manager with visitors

The Clinic is staffed with a Nurse Manager; Clinical Officer; Nurses; Pharmacists; Laboratory Technicians and Support Staff.  Mission for Essential Drugs Supply (MEDS), which is a church-based organization, supplies the drugs and they ensure quality low cost drugs to its customers.

 

In the Waiting Bay

 With the escalation of HIV AIDS among the population, a Voluntary Counseling and Testing Centre was established in January 2004. This Centre offers free HIV/AIDS counseling and testing to the people in the surrounding slums. HIV positive persons are referred to the Comprehensive Care Clinic (CCC) at the Mater Hospital which is a neighbouring hospital also under the care of the Sisters of Mercy.  At the CCC all patients receive free treatment, support and care for themselves and their families.