In 2020 the clinic was extensively upgraded and refurbished thanks to money donated by the students of Cranbrook School in Kent.
A group of students was due to visit Mambali in July and help with the work but were unable to travel to Tanzania because of the covid pandemic.
Thanks to their generosity the work was able to go ahead in June 2020 and was completed by Christmas
The Opening Ceremony was performed by local dignatories in March 2021 after the rains had finished.
FUM's connection with Mambali clinic goes back to 1995 when two of our members, Julie and Russell, helped to build it as volunteers for Health Projects Abroad a UK charity.
Julie is now FUM's Membership Secretary and wrote an account of her experience for our Spring 2020 Newsletter.
Mwasala clinic accommodation upgrade
The doctor's house at Mwasala clinic had become run-down, partly due to a leaking roof. A refurbishment was needed in order to make it sufficiently attractive to recruit a new doctor.
The visit in July 2020 by a group of students from Cranbrook School had to be cancelled because of the covid pandemic but they kindly agreed to still fund the work.
By the end of 2020 good progress had been made but work was ongoing.
FUM's Autumn 2020 included an article giving the background to the Mambali and Mwasala projects.