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Hilditch Group Help Engalynx Charity Establish Health Centre in Mwulire Sector, Rwanda.
The Mwulire Sector is located in the Eastern Provence. Until recently there was no Hospital or Health Centre and residents had to walk 22 miles for medical aid. For people with serious health issues or women with birth complications, this was a bleak situation. After being offered two possible locations, the Engalynx charity chose Ntunga, the “sector capital”, which was suitable for a Health Centre. Engalynx Trustees visited the Local Authority and the need for a centre was confirmed.
In 2011, Maralyn Bambridge met a team of volunteers from the global design and engineering firm, Arup. Their plans were approved by the Local Authorities in 2012, and detailed plans went out to tender in Rwanda. Building began in May 2013 and the much needed Maternity Unit opened on September 2014. Originally, it was agreed that the Ministry of Health would provide the equipment, however, due to problems Engalynx had to purchase the equipment themselves. As a charity they needed the best equipment, but at an affordable price. Hilditch Group were delighted to work with the charity and we helped them source their medical equipment from our salerooms in Malmesbury.