hope for health
The Medical centre offers free primary medical care to surrounding villages. The staff includes 2 part time doctors and 2 part time nurses who also take the ambulance into the villages to treat those who are unable to get to the medical centre.
The medical centre was built through the generous support of Benenden and Charterhouse pupils and opened in February 2009. It offers residents of local villages first class health care free at the point of need. Three to four hundred people are treated in the medical centre each month. In January 2010 we opened male and female wards each with ten beds so that ill patients can be monitored more closely. A successful fundraising dinner in London in September 2010 raised funds to establish a mobile medical clinic, resourced by the Rhema Medical Centre, to provide healthcare to 32 surrounding villages. In December 2010 we launched this mobile health clinic with the purchase of an ambulance and employment of additional staff.
The mobile clinic provides a vital service to villages that have no access to health facilities and is unique to the area. Dr John and two nurses, Elizabeth and Roselina, are working and serving the people (mostly farmers and agricultural labourers) through our medical centre. They come from very poor backgrounds. This medical centre is a life saving facility.