In order to ensure the healthiest environment, Pwoje Espwa has built a fully functional Clinic on the property that was completed in June 2012. The Espwa Klinik houses our first permanent space for dental treatment, multiple exam rooms, a space to perform minor surgery, an infirmary where sick children can stay overnight, and an area devoted to public health education. There is also an X-ray room, a small laboratory with increased capability, and a pharmacy. The flexible design of the new clinic allows us to enhance our services for our residents, villagers, and pediatric cases from the local birthing center.
When new children enter the residential program at Pwoje Espwa, they receive a dental and physical comprehensive health assessment, during which they are screened for illnesses such as tuberculosis, HIV, intestinal parasites and skin infestations. Their growth and nutritional conditions are assessed and they are given their most up to date immunization vaccinations.
In addition, all children receive quarterly treatments for parasitic infections and are reviewed annually for general overall health. As preventative measures, children are given public health education on a regular basis. This training includes hygiene, bedbug prevention, care of laundry, and nutrition.
This facility was made possible by the support of many donors and an answer to our prayers.