13 Jul July 2023 Newsletter
As we wrap up the fiscal year, we wanted to take a moment to thank everyone who has supported our mobile clinic over the past 12 months since nationalization came into effect, and Violet Chikwatu and I took over from Gary and Beth Evans in their respective roles. From our volunteers and LMC staff, our patients, various stakeholders, and most importantly our various donors, we could not do what we do without you.
“Numbers 6:24-26; The LORD bless you and keep you, the LORD make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you, the LORD lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.”
We served over 45,000 patients in the 2022-23 fiscal year, providing everything from preventative care through immunizations, child growth monitoring, health education, water and sanitation hygiene (WASH) education during and after the Covid and cholera outbreaks, to curative/medical care, family planning, STD testing, HIV/IDS testing, Malaria testing, Bp/hb/sugar checking, nutrition programs and antenatal programs.
In early July, we are required to renew our employees’ contracts for the upcoming fiscal year. The agreements for our clinic village staff and volunteers are the first to be signed. I travel to the clinics and wait until the clinic is over before meeting the individual village staff to discuss their new contracts. While waiting, I would seat myself at the table next to the pharmacy station. Here I would check the health passports for the medications that the clinicians have prescribed for the patients and enter them into the registers, mostly epilepsy or malaria prescriptions. I would also test blood for hemoglobin in patients who needed it and first-time antenatal mothers. As the patients and guardians wait in line for the pharmacy their faces are usually sad or somber when I talk to them, but as soon as they receive their meds it is so heartwarming to see their faces light up as they receive their medications as this is often not the case in government hospitals who have little to no medication on hand. Simply having medications available is a huge benefit for our patients.
We cannot express enough how grateful we are for your trust and belief in CAMM mission, it is saving, healing, and providing the comfort of Gods Word to a lot of people in the communities we serve. Your donations, large or small, make a significant impact on the lives of individuals and communities. We truly appreciate your continued support. As we move forward, we pledge to remain dedicated to our cause and with God’s Guidance we will work relentlessly to make an even greater medical and spiritual impact. We are excited about the new opportunities and challenges ahead, with the goal of improving the health and well-being of everyone in the Villages we serve. Thank you again for your support, and for being part of the mobile clinic community.
Lusungu Mwambeye, Clinic Administrator