In order to protect the people who live and work at the clinic and to protect their belongings, a wall has been constructed around the entire complex. This is very common in Malawi.
As the clinic continues to expand into a hospital, it is important that we meet the safety requirements.
Since 2015, the number of patients in Pio Health Center has increased dramatically. It is a good sign that people trust the clinic and seek medical help. The clinic offers space for both individual care and group information. As the influx continues to increase, the clinic is simply too small to provide the right care for all these patients. This resulted in long queues and patients being sent away after a day of waiting to try again the next day. To prevent this in the future, the multidisciplinary center has been built and the clinic will be further expanded into a hospital.
In 2017 and 2018, the water supply was built to provide the clinic, secondary school, and staff housing with clean drinking water. All this has been made possible by the donations we received with the ‘Harvest Thank You Day’ and a gift from thrift store “De Wisselbeker” from Nootdorp.
Two staff houses were built in 2017. The government of Malawi requires private hospitals to house their staff. This is for safety reasons, so there is no need to travel at night and it reduces transportation costs.
Thanks to Capuchin Mission, Northern Malawi has gained a clinic. In Malawi, it is mandatory to house a doctor close to the clinic. No house simply means no doctor. That is why Live Life Foundation has successfully contributed to the construction of staff houses.
In collaboration with MIVA and Capuchin Mission, Live Life Foundation contributed to the purchase of an ambulance for Pio Health Center. The ambulance travels through Mzuzu and its surroundings and is a solution for many patients. Previously, patients had to walk for hours to the clinic or were transported by wheelbarrow.
Pitlatrines and urinals
In March of 2015, this very first project of the Foundation started. With the help of local workers and locally made materials, including bricks, we worked hard to build 8 pit latrines and 4 urinals for the Lusangazi primary school. For years the school had been looking for opportunities to build new pit latrines.