Kamalendi clinic

The clinic was built by the local residents with help from the District Council. It opened in 2009 and serves a local population of over 6000 people. There are three healthcare staff, with two enrolled nurses and one medical attendant. The official government roll for this clinic is 15 staff so the current three are kept very busy.

As well as general outpatient services the clinic provides a good range of maternity services, also Immunisation and Child Health care. HIV programmes include Testing and Counselling and the prevention of mother-to-child transmission.

Provision of a rain water harvesting system with a large underground tank is the target of FUM's special fundraising for 2021 - 2022.

Most of the local citizens are
farmers Kamalendi_clinic2.pngand pastoralists who grow maize, rice, groundnuts, tobacco and keep cows and goats.

The village is about 25 km south west of Urambo. The road is rough but phone communication is good with three mobile networks available.


2021 update

The clinic was recently connected to the mains electricity supply. They used their FUM £200 donation to buy a medical inspection lamp and and a hand drier.

The village has also been busy making concrete blocks with the aim of building a maternity delivery room.


The delivery room is needed because the village is 30km from Urambo Hospital and the road can be impassable in the rainy season.