Bwipa Dispensary

The Bwipa dispensary was established in 1974 and registered in 1977. It is located at Bwipa village, Ikinga ward, Undali division, around 800 meters from the main road between Ndembo and Kasumulu and 15 kilometers from the Isoko Hospital. It serves people of four villages, namely Bwipa, Ikinga, and Mgaya. Bwipa village has a population of around 3900 people. Services provided at the dispensary include:

  • Outpatient department
  • Immunization for under 5 years children
  • Reproductive and child health
  • Delivery
  • Counseling on HIV
  • Examination on HIV, MRDT, SYPHILLIS and HB
  • Outreach service                                                            

For complicated cases, patients are referred to Isoko Hospital  

Between 1998 and 1999, major renovations were done on the three buildings of the dispensary, namely the outpatient building and the two staff houses. The renovation was supported by the Governments of Tanzania and Great Britain. Currently, the facility is equipped with a medium solar panel (around 70 KW). Through the government program REA, the facility will be connected to the electric grid soon.  The facility also has a tap water connection.

The facility has two employees, one seconded from the Ileje District council and another one employed by the Isoko Hospital. The Tanzanian Government has allocated funds to the facility for medicine, medical equipment and medical supplies.

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