Completing phase 1 of Herona Hospital.
Imet 2000 helping Garvin finish phase1 of Herona Hospital to help get away from expensive rent and get a bigger working area. Phase 1 opened September 2017. See the progress as it haappened.
Phase 2 of Herona Hospital 2018-19.
Phase 2 will give the area its first operating theatre. At present there is no theatre in the area or emergency vehicle, this results in many unnecessary deaths.
Phase 2 will also have a labour suite where pregnant mothers can safely deliver their babies. It will also have a neonatal unit with at least 2 incubators. the entire district has no neonatal facility. There will also be a postnatal unit, monitoring mothers who have just given birth this will, for example, allow early detection of bleeding after delivery. Currently, mothers give birth with local attendants who use local herbs which often result in severe infection after delivery.
Phase 2 will also give the hospital an Xray department that is also sadly lacking in the area and also a much needed eye clinic.
Our vision is for a sustainable and reliable emergency vehicle service with an ambulance based in Kisoga village in the centre of Ntenjeru Sub County. It will be fully equipped with oxygen, patient bed and a fully functional first aid kit. It will be fitted with GPS for monitoring purposes. There will be a number of local drivers on call so the vehicle will be available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The vehicle will be easily accessed by other clinics. An emergency number will be posted throughout the area.
There will be a fairly set standard price per journey, charged to cover running costs. The transportation fee and travel times will also be significantly reduced once Herona Hospital Kisoga is fully functional.
Kula Clinic and the Kisoboka Projects.
Friends of Ebenezer Children’s Home (FOECH) supported the upgrading of the Ebenezer Kisoboka Children’s Home (EK) for the past six years. During this time, Richard has installed in EK: solar panels for energy; bio-digesters for sewage/manure disposal with bio-gas generation for cooking; rainwater harvesting containers; new buildings constructed by the young from DIY eco-friendly ISSB bricks and; renovated all existing buildings by creating ceilings and proper floors and plastering walls. Land has been purchased for growing crops and livestock (cows, pigs and chicken) bought in to teach the children’s small holding skills as well as improving their diet. A motorised tricycle has been purchased to transport harvested horticultural crops for the children and feed for the livestock to the Home. Mosquito nets have been provided to reduce the risk of malaria. As the children have grown up they have been trained in new skills such as dressmaking, shoe-making, carpentry, bricklaying, plastering, business skills and livestock and smallholding management. New children aged six and over arrive to fill their place. The whole programme has been geared to making the young self-sufficient with a sustainable local future ahead of them and retaining valuable and close extended family ties in a rural setting. Out of this experience, Richard has identified major shortcomings in the whole Ntenjeru Sub County which cannot be addressed in the micro-environment of the Home and really comes down to lack of finance in a rural population subsisting on about a dollar a day. In summary, these boil down to: poor or no education of children; poor healthcare education and clinical provision with high infant mortality, unacceptable levels of maternal deaths, endemic malaria and HIV/AIDS and lack of cheap transport to move traumatised or sick patients. IMET2000 seeks to address at least some of these issues with a programme of three main projects which working closely alongside high calibre and dedicated Ugandan colleagues has been worked up by Richard Field.