Guest house of the Dioceses Rumbek

Handover of donations in kind

45 packages of bananas, filled with donations in all kinds. (Bed linen, towels and dishes) In summer 2019 the filled container left the port Hamburg into the direction of Mombasa in Kenia.
Furthermore goods like solar systems and water pumps were transported in the consolidated container.

Just before Christmas the container arrived in the Guest house in Rumbek after a truck route of 2100 km and a two week long trip on partly dirt roads. With great joy and a big thanks the donations were handed over to the team of the guest house.

St. Daniel Comboni TB Hospital Marial Lou

Help for infirmary in South Sudan

The St. Daniel Comboni TB, Leprosy and HIV infirmary Marial Lou is located in the north of South Sudan in the administrative district Tonj East. The catchment area has in approximately the size of Upper Austria. The focus of the infirmary is on patients with highly infectious Tuberculosis, Leprosy and HIV. The infirmary has a bed capacity of 42.

 

To the tasks were counted:
  • Preventive TB-screenings, laboratory diagnosis and initiation of TB drug therapy for confirmed cases
  • Sensibility of community for TB
  • HIV testing and consultation of reported TB-patients
  • Care for TB-treatment breaker
  • Home visits
  • Admission of TB-patients

 

The challenges a small infirmary has to struggle:

The buildings are in a very bad condition and in need of a renovation. The infirmary has no own water supply but has an unusable fountain. For power supply they have a little generator, but the generator sometimes does not work and does not guarantee a continuously power supply. Furthermore they do not have a Beamer for showing videos about tuberculosis and their effects. Therefore they have a lack of health education and sensibility.

 

The priority list
  • To restore the water supply with solar pumps
  • Photovoltaik System for laboratory and infirmary
  • Beamer for health trainings
  • Subsequently the renovation of the infirmary and the ambulance building

 

 

South Sudan
Area 644.000 km²
(7,5x bigger than Austria)
Population 12,5 Mio
Population density 19,45 inhabitants/km²

 

The St. Daniel Comboni infirmary exists since 1994 and is one of 14 hospitals of AAA (Arkangelo Ali Association) in South Sudan. AAA is involved in the strengthening and improvement of life quality for pupils in undersupplied and difficult to access regions (e.g. Marial Lou) through provision of a free of charge health service, including TB-care, TB/HIV and Leprosy treatment.

 

Number of people their living conditions get better through this project
  • 42 patients (bed capacity)
  • ca 1200 pupils (incl. ambulances, etc.)
  • ca 100.000 pupils in the catchment area of the hospital

 

Location of the St. Daniel Comboni Hospital Marial Lou:

8°01’57.2″N 29°10’56.6″E

 

https://goo.gl/maps/Caq2pKb58HozS4UT9

 

 

Help for Plague-Hospital in Uganda

The Holy Family Hospital Nyapea is located in the district of Zombo in Uganda and exists over 31 years. In cooperation with Eine Weltkreis we want to improve the water and power supply of the hospital.

 

This hospital is one of a few places of the world where patients get regularly medicated. The pest is not exterminated in this area. Furthermore a lot of caesarean sections are carried out as women have very narrow pelvis in this region.

 

Energy supply

Because of the rural location in the West Nile region in the north of Uganda, there is no reliable power and water supply. So far a small single phase solar system supplies the main loads, but for a perfect function it would be necessary to switch to a three phase operation. The present inverter is unable to supply the load peaks. In case of a breakdown the hospital does not have suitable spares. The existing lead acid batteries which are on the limit of their living duration have to be switched very fast. A perfect alternative for the replacement would be new salt water batteries which are perfect for hot climates. Also the duration of living is more than 10 years.

 

Water supply

The existing borehole should be operated with a solar pump to decrease operating costs. Because of troubles in operating the pump system on government compound the hospital was forced to relocate the whole equipment. A new compound was buyed and fenced. The equipment should be installed on a new building where also the emergency generator can be kept. Furthermore it serves as accommodation for the secret service.

 

Bed numbers 139
Occupancy rate in average 78%
Staff 123
Outpatients 19.500 (Sept. 17 – Sept. 18)

 

 Nyapea

Nyapea



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