In March last year we reported on receiving a Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects (GGHSP) from the Government of Japan to establish a community clinic in our working area. The arsenic problem requires measures to simultaneously provide safe drinking water and health care for arsenicosis patients. We are already working with paramedics at the village level and the clinic will strengthen this part of our programme.
In this brief video you will find an explanation of our aims and how we envisage the community clinic to work within a wider referral system for patients suffering from arsenic.
Its construction is now complete and we aim to open its doors later this year (see earlier posts here and here for more photos). We have started promoting it in the region and organising staff. We are also looking for support to purchase an ambulance through our online campaign. Please share or donate if you are interested in helping us.