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Uganda: Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement Project

Roofing Completed on Maternity Ward Expansion and Minor Theatre: December 2016 - February 2017

February 21, 2017
Naku Charles Lwanga and Alphonse Mwanamwolho

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Background

In 2016, Real Medicine Foundation received funding from LDS Charities to expand the Maternity ward and construct a Minor Operating Theatre at the Panyadoli Health Centre III in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, Uganda. RMF Uganda’s team received this funding with great joy, because it has been our dream to build an Operating Theatre and expand the Maternity ward at Panyadoli Health Centre III since 2009, when we began our support and improvement of the health centers at Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement. Limited space in the Maternity ward and the absence of an Operating Theatre have been key issues limiting service delivery at Panyadoli Health Centre III. Once completed, this construction will significantly contribute towards improving the health status of refugees in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement, as well as the host community.
 

Project Planning

Contractor Selection
Through a bidding process, Ben and Dok Enterprises Ltd was selected to construct the Maternity ward expansion and the Minor Operating Theatre. The company also agreed to integrate graduates of RMF’s Panyadoli Vocational Training Institute who have been trained in construction. Thus, an additional benefit of the project is that it has provided employment for several of our graduates, as well as increasing their chance of participating in future construction projects conducted by other partners in Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement. There is also a very high possibility of some of our graduates being retained by Ben and Dok Enterprises Ltd.
 
 
Scope of Construction
Maternity Ward
  • Waiting room (3.2m x 4.9m) …………….. Constructed and plastered
  • Porch (1.3m x 4.2m) …………………………. Constructed and plastered
  • Sterilizing room (2.8m x 2.6m) ………….. Constructed and plastered
  • Stage 1 room (3.2m x 2.6m) ……………… Constructed and plastered
  • Delivery room (3.2m x 4.4m) ……………. Constructed and plastered
  • Midwife room (2.8m x 1.8m) ……………. Constructed and plastered
  • Linen room (71.7m x 1.8m) ………………. Constructed and plastered
  • Ward (6.4m x 6.9m) …………………………. Constructed and plastered
  • Sluice room (2.2m x 1.8m) ……………….. Constructed and plastered
  • Bathroom (2m x 1.8m) …………….…….... Constructed and plastered
  • Passage (1.8m) …………………………….…… Constructed and plastered
  • Ramp from new ward to old ……….……. Constructed and plastered
Minor Operating Theatre (Dimensions: 19.9m x 11.65m)
  • Lobby ……………………………………..………… Constructed and plastered
  • Supervisor’s room ………………………..…… Constructed and plastered
  • Duty station ………………………….………….. Constructed and plastered
  • Ante recovery room ……………………….…. Constructed and plastered
  • Operating room …………………………….….. Constructed and plastered
  • Sluice room ………………………………………. Constructed and plastered
  • Sterilizing room ………………………………… Constructed and plastered
  • Storeroom for sterilized items ………….. Constructed and plastered
  • Anesthetist discharge ……………………….. Constructed and plastered
  • Storeroom ………………………………………… Constructed and plastered
  • Anesthetist’s room ……………………..….… Constructed and plastered
  • Surgeon’s room ………………………………… Constructed and plastered
  • Lavatory ………………………………….………… Constructed and plastered
 
Construction Progress
The construction of the two buildings continued steadily, and both buildings are ready to be painted. Since the previous report, these tasks have been successfully completed:
Maternity Ward: Additional Tasks Completed
  • Roof installed
  • Fascia board installed
  • Ceiling form work installed
  • Expanded metal installed
  • Ceiling cast
  • Overhead plaster applied
  • Electrical conduits and MK boxes installed
  • Interior doorframes installed
  • Exterior metallic window and door frames installed
  • Interior and exterior of the superstructure plastered
  • Floor fully set and awaiting the final coat of paint
  • PVC pipes for lavatories laid
  • White lime applied to walls
Minor Operating Theatre: Additional Tasks Completed
  • Roof installed
  • Fascia board installed
  • Ceiling form work installed
  • Ceiling cast
  • Electrical conduits and MK boxes installed
  • Interior doorframes installed
  • Exterior metallic window and door frames installed
  • PVC pipes for lavatories laid
  • Septic tank excavated and constructed
 
Next to be completed: painting
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Background

The Kiryandongo Refugee Settlement in Bweyale, Uganda, is a UNHCR managed refugee settlement that provides shelter, land, and support for more than 100,000 people. They are comprised of refugees from Kenya, DR Congo, Rwanda, Burundi, and South Sudan. RMF has partnered with UNHCR in supporting Kiryandango Refugee Settlement, the surrounding community of Bweyale, and the greater Kiryandongo District (an additional 266,197 people) with health care, education, and vocational training since 2008.


Objectives
  • To serve as a health care implementation partner with the UNHCR and Ugandan Government
  • To provide health care services to over 100,000 refugees and persons in the community via the Panyadoli Health Centres
  • To provide skills training for South Sudanese refugees to enable them to become self-reliant

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Photos

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  • Complete underground septic tank construction
  • Some of the metallic window frames for the Maternity ward expansion and the Operating Theatre
  • Excavation of the septic tank
  • The Operating Theatre in relation to existing buildings
  • The Maternity ward expansion in relation to existing buildings
  • Progression of plastering the Maternity ward expansion
  • Installing the iron sheet roofing on the Operating Theatre
  • Windows were installed, and plastering of the exterior of the Maternity ward’s superstructure beginning.
  • Front view of the Operating Theatre after installation and sealing of doors and windows
  • Floor awaiting the final coat
  • Construction of the ground level of the septic tank
  • Maternity ward plaster is completed and the ramps constructed.
  • Current view of the inside of the Maternity ward expansion
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