Health Hut Construction
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Info about the Health Hut Construction
A traditional fishing community in Senegal is seeking a Peace Corps Partnership contribution of $1,353.50 (676,750 F CFA) for building repairs to create a health hut and to purchase a horse drawn ambulance.
The community is located in the north of Senegal, seven kilometers away from the closest public health care facility. In order to reach that health care facility, community members must either walk or hire a horse drawn cart, which can be costly. Due to the obstacles of reaching a health care facility many people do not seek access to medical treatment when they are sick and the majority of women give birth in their homes. The community currently has a trained midwife and another trained health worker who will be able to work at the health hut once constructed. The health hut would provide a space for women to give birth in a sanitary environment under trained supervision and for other people to receive consultations for minor medical conditions. The purchase of a horse drawn ambulance will allow a patient to be quickly and safely evacuated to the nearest health post when the case is severe. The construction of the health hut and acquisition of the ambulance will provide not only access to, but ownership of health care within the community.
To finance this project the village is funding the cost of the labor and transportation as well as the purchase basic furnishings for the health hut at a cost of $470 (235,000 F CFA) a little of 25% of the projects cost.