Katema Mobile Clinic, Malawi
Katema is in the Mangochi district of southern Malawi. Approximately 50,000 Malawians reside in the district, disparately located thousands of villages. Health care facilities are scarce and oversubscribed with the nearest clinic located 30km to the west in the district capital, Mangochi
Ummah Welfare Trust has helped establish a mobile clinic in Katema which serves outpatients in six areas. The mobile clinic covers Labana, Mbande, Chibwerera, Manjawira, Chisawa, with Katema serving as the base.
Alhamdulillah the mobile clinic serves a total 180 people a day. This is 4,000 patients a month. The base clinic in Katema has 2 medical assistants, 2 nurses, 2 clinical assistants and 2 security guards. It is open five days a week (Monday-Friday) for 10-12 hours per day.
Miragoane Medical Clinic, Haiti
Ummah Welfare Trust is funding a medical clinic in Miragoane, Haiti, which provides free medical treatment to around 500 patients a month.
The clinic offers free check-ups, minor surgery (including eye surgery) and medicines. Alhamdulillah it has proven hugely popular in Miragoane, with families often arriving before Fajrsalah to be seen.
Support this clinic, in a country which offers little to no medical support for its impoverished residents.
Baidoa Medical Clinic, Somalia
Though data is generally lacking, Somalia has one of the highest infant and maternal mortality rates in the world. Preventable diseases such as diarrhoeaand malaria and respiratory infections account for more than half of all child deaths in the country.
In 2008, Ummah Welfare Trust assisted in setting up a medical centre in Baidoa. One of the largest in the city, the centre is run by a fully equipped medical team that provides free treatment and medicine to impoverished families in and around Baidoa.
Alhamdulillah the clinic has been extremely successful and continues to treat thousands of Somalis every year. An average of 35 patients is treated each day. Most patients are pregnant mothers and malnourished children.
Kotli Medical Clinic, Kashmir
In the Kotli district of Kashmir, in the mountain village of Matyal Nar, Ummah Welfare Trust is supporting a clinic that provides free treatment and medicines to poor families.
The clinic was initially community-funded but increasing poverty meant funding, and the free medicines that it brought, eventually stopped.
Alhamdulillah Ummah Welfare Trust learned of the situation and stepped in to support the centre. Free treatment and medicines are now provided to residents from several villages.
Between 15 and 20 patients are treated each day but monthly support from donors is still needed if this service is to continue. Donate today and support this excellent community initiative.