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Post-operative ward in South Africa

Creation of a post-operative ward for the Injabulo clinic in Alberton

The Air Liquide Foundation is supporting the Amcare association in its project to build a post-operative ward for the clinic in Injabulo, where between 400 and 1,500 free circumcisions are carried out every month in good hygiene conditions. The aim is to reduce the risk of sexually transmitted diseases.

Amcare is an association created in 2001 to fight against the spread of sexually transmitted diseases in South Africa, in particular through the creation of circumcision centers. The association also provides support for HIV positive parents.

The association has already built a clinic specializing in circumcision; the Injabulo clinic. This clinic avoids circumcisions being carried out in schools - as is customary – which are performed without medical precautions. The Injabulo clinic already has three rooms equipped for performing operations. However, there is no waiting room or consultation room for post-operative check-ups.

The project, therefore, consists in creating a post-operative ward for the Injabulo clinic

The extension of the clinic will make it possible to conduct post-operative check-ups 48 hours and 7 days after the operation, in better hygiene conditions, thereby reducing the risk of infection. 

The Foundation's donation is being used to build post-operative waiting and consultation rooms.

PROJECT IDENTITY

  • Project initiator: Amcare
  • Location: Alberton, South Africa
  • Year of support: 2014
  • Air Liquide sponsor: Laurent Langellier, Air Liquide South Africa