Tenwek Hospital continually strives to manage its infrastructure demands in the most effective way possible. This often creates a “domino” effect as medical units and services are relocated and facilities are renovated or constructed for maximum benefit.
We have just been advised that the Sue Steury Building must be ready to accommodate the COVID-19 Holding Area and Care Unit (CHACU) no later than March 31, 2022 – so that construction for the new Accident & Emergency Centre (where the CHACU is currently located) can begin immediately.
Tenwek was previously awarded a $500,000 USAID grant for the Accident & Emergency Centre project through the American Schools and Hospital Abroad (ASHA) program. However, if construction on the new facility is not completed within the grant’s specified time frame, Tenwek must forfeit the funds. The deadline, which was previously extended due to the pandemic, will not be waived again. So relocating the CHACU to the Steury Building is an urgent priority.
FOT has been asked to provide $200,000 before the year ends to ensure that the Sue Steury Building will be completed by January 31, 2022. This will ensure the timely move of the CHACU and allow construction for the Accident & Emergency Centre to begin before the funding deadline. We are accelerating a request for support so that Tenwek will not forfeit the grant funds. Please consider a year-end gift to help meet this urgent need.
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