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A new service vehicle to replace the hard-used one that has to serve all the transport of hospital goods and services, refuse collection and disposal and so on. The cost is estimated at $25,000
Incentives to retain essential staff, and support in particular the nurse aides and general hands who are trying to survive on next to nothing (Friends of Murambinda is trying to maintain supplying a grocery package to each staff member every quarter).
Extending the availability of solar power, which FMH and other donors have been funding incrementally over the last few years, to cover all areas of the Hospital. This would made a huge difference and a comprehensive proposal for what is needed is now being put together.
The Hospital Nutrition Garden has been built up over the past 10 years with support from FMH and other donors, and hoses for the drip-feed irrigation system now need replacement. An area of shade netting with a sprinkler to enable some of the plants to survive the new extreme heat is also a requirement. The Garden is almost the only section of the Hospital that both reduces costs, by supplying the vegetables needed to feed the patients, and actually brings in some income by selling the surplus. For more information click here.