Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects 2001/2002: 10th Anniversary Ceremony of the AMURT Health Care Center
||10th Anniversary Ceremony of the AMURT HEALTH CARE CENTER
||7th December 2013
||The Project for Establishment of HIV / AIDS Centre at Kangemi
- The Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya, Mr. Tatsushi Terada
- Member of the County Assembly Representative - Mountain View, Hon. Beatrice Kwamboka
- Founder members, Board members, friends and staff of AMURT HEALTH CARE CENTER
- Sponsors and Donors of the AMURT HEALTH CARE CENTER
- People of Kangemi Community
In total about 300 participants
||The 10th Anniversary Ceremony of the AMURT HEALTH CARE CENTER which was supported by the Government of Japan was held with the presence of the Ambassador of Japan to the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Tatsushi Terada.
In September 2001, this project was funded by the Government of Japan through its Grant Assistance for Grassroots Human Security Projects or GGP in short. A GGP fund of about 74,000 US Dollars was spent in constructing the ground floor of this health care center. Thereafter, AMURT continued the construction of the 1st , 2nd and 3rd floor of the Health Centre supported by a lot of cooperation and contribution from Cosmos Pharmaceuticals, Laxman Bhai Construction, AST Hospital in Italy, and many more others. Now, the AMURT HEALTH CARE CENTER is an excellent medical institution.
The AMURT HEALTH CARE CENTER provides the health service for HIV/AIDS treatments, out-patient consultation, maternity, children health care, dental, optical, radiography and more. Its consultation fee is very affordable from 100Ksh, also the payment at pharmacy is half of the market price. Thus, many patients come to this health care center, 100patient per day, about 36,000 patients per a year come. In Kangemi, there is a slum area. It is not too much to say that the AMURT HEALTH CARE CENTER became indispensable for the community people now.
After his arrival at the site, H.E. Terada toured the health care center. The ceremony, which began with songs, dances and drama performed by community members, was attended by Hon. Beatrice Kwamboka, the Member of the County Assembly Representative - Mountain View and many guests. They all expressed their gratitude to Japan in their speeches.
H.E. Terada responded to them with his speech and congratulated successful improvement and marvelous management of the AMURT HEALTH CARE CENTER and said “I am sure that your health center is a model health facility and among the best in Kenya.” Finally, the ceremony was closed with unveiling the 10th anniversary plaque by H.E. Terada.