News From Mufindi – May 2012

This news concerning the Mdabulo Hospital comes from an email circulated by Gord Breedyk and Evelyn Voigt on May 21, 2012.

Hi all,

The pictures below we’re taken earlier today.
Construction of the L-shaped “functioning” part of the Hospital is continuing perfectly! All Mason work is done and carpenters are on site even today making window shutters and doors. Soon enough we’ll be able to start to move the medical resources we have in storage to the new facility! Once this is complete, the hospital will be ready for an array of new procedures such as x-ray, ultrasound, major and minor surgery, dental procedures, medical consultancies, and other procedures.
This extension of the facility will literally save lives as the closest hospital is a 4-8 hour bus ride away, at a cost that many in our area cannot afford. Funding for this project has come from our friends in the UK, the US, Canada, and Hong Kong! The Hodges’ donation from the UK got things started, then 4 friends decided to hike the entire Appalachian trail in the US to raise money for the project. Money from Kowhoon Rotary in Hong Kong spurred on by hard work from Maureen Boost; and a fundraiser held by Gord Breedyk and Evelyn Voigt in Ottawa, Canada also helped get this project done. All will be updated periodically this year as the project gets completed.

It is such an exciting thing to be a part of something to which so many people from around the world are connected. Our family is growing, and on behalf of the people of Mufindi we thank all that have been a part of this journey!

Geoff Knight
Foxes’ Community and Wildlife Conservation Trust