What an exciting time it is for us as Ambureni Village Dispensary prepares to open.
It's a good thing that when we began to build the new Ambureni Village Dispensary last February we didn't know what a long and torturous road it would be. Between the long wait for electrical hook up to the endless bureaucratic nightmare of getting certification from the new government, we needed more than a little patience- and persistence. Now the wait is nearly over.
This week the nurse will begin free vaccination clinics for local children, and as soon as the new doctor arrives our facility will treat a wide range of patients- including those ready to give birth. A few highlights of the building:
Here is the maternity ward- a large room with big windows that will be a pleasant place for new moms to meet their babies for the first time.
With access from the rear, there are 3 bathrooms. One for women, one for men, and one for staff.
Take a look at the view from the front (top photo) and you will see the window on your right that will function as the access to pharmacy services for people just walking up.
Inside, in addition to the maternity ward, are the waiting area, 2 treatment rooms, the doctor's office, and the laboratory. It is truly a full-service facility.
There are a few minor touches to be completed, among them replacement of the plaque. It seems the engraver either forgot to put USA after New Mexico, or he thought Pamoja Project really WAS based in Mexico! Those of us who live in New Mexico are used to the idea that people aren't really sure we are part of the US, so we understand -).
Although this is Ambureni Village's dispensary, it is yours, too, as you are the reason local people have this wonderful new facility to support their health and wellbeing. Thank you so much!