Posted by Stella Proctor on Dec 03, 2022
The renovation and re-establishment of the Kyebe Maternity Clinic is a project of Rotary Albert Park.  The clinic is located in the Kyebe Sub-County, approximately 180km south of Kampala, Uganda.  The facility was established in the 1950's to meet the medical needs of the local community.
Albert Park Members are working with the Rotary Club od Gaba, which has produced an introductory video of the project.  They aim to improve the facility by concentrating mainly on the maternity ward, which lacks most of the basic requirements.  There is a need to fix windows, doors, the roof, ceilung, verandah and water harvesting system at the ward, as well as eventually re-equipping the labour unit.  These renovations will not only benefit mothers and babies. but also the midwives.
The closest alternative facility is around 50km away, and is often inaccessable by road due to weather and poor conditions.  Recently, the entire area was cut off for two months due to floods - making the renovation of the facility a critical need for the health and well-being of the local community.
Recently, Stella Nakato, of Rotary Albert Park, returned to her home country of Uganda and visited the clinic. where she met with the Rotary Club of Gaba and representatives from the local community to inspect the facility and gain a direct understanding of the communitiy's needs and hopes.
For more on the project, and to donate, go to  Donations above $2 are tax deductable in Australia