Health Center Replacement Pump

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Health Center Replacement Pump
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Country: Malawi
Volunteer(s) Name: J Summers
Volunteer(s) Homestate: Nevada
Funds community contributed: $3607
Percentage community contributed: 50%
Funds needed were: $3607
Funds requested were: $3607
PPCP #: 614-206
Year of project approval: 2009
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Projects started in Malawi 2009 (6).
HIV/AIDS Support Center, Health Center Replacement Pump, Honey Storage and Processing House, School Library (Malawi), Secondary School Teacher Housing, Small Business for Community Women
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Other Projects in Malawi (6).
HIV/AIDS Support Center, Health Center Replacement Pump, Honey Storage and Processing House, School Library (Malawi), Secondary School Teacher Housing, Small Business for Community Women
30pxOther Projects by Volunteers from Nevada (2).
A Healthier Future for Children, Tara (Wilson) Graham, Health Center Replacement Pump
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Info about the Health Center Replacement Pump

The Health Center, a rural clinic in the central part of Malawi, provides health care to a population of 23,000 people with out-patient care, maternity and delivery, under 5 age children well care, family planning and HIV testing/counseling. The Health Center is a part of the Malawi Ministry of Health.

The water for the Health Center is supplied by a solar energy well and pump. On December 10, 2008, lightening struck the well and burned out the pump. The District Hospital budget has not been able to find funding to replace this expensive submersible pump. All the other parts of the well-the solar panels, conductor, and well are functional.

Since December the Health Center has been relying on water from a hand pumped well 2 blocks away and hand carried by the bucket to the Health Center. Our clinic sees 200-250 patients a day and delivers 30 babies a month.

There are some services our Health Center staff are qualified to perform that cannot be done without running water, especially in the labor and delivery ward. This project requests funding to replace the pump and make running water available to the Health Center once again.

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