The setup of a OneDay health center follows these five steps:



Before we do anything, we map the healthcare 'black holes'

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We  where there are no nearby healthcare facilities. We talk with government health offices and other health providers to find out where every facility is within a 2 hour motorbike ride from our base.

1. Find the names and GPS co-ordinates of government and private Health facilities

2. Map all the health facilities

3. Identify healthcare 'black holes', with no health centers within a 5km radius




(One month)

Next, we investigate these potential black holes, to find the locations with the biggest need, that will have the best chance of sustaining a OneDay Health Center.

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1. We visit the 'black holes' which are within a 2 hour motorbike ride from our base.

2. We assess whether the population is enough to justify a OneDay health center. 

3. We discuss with their community whether they need and want a OneDay Health Center,

4. We find an adequate iron roof house, and organise minor renovations (cement the floor, divide walls, doors etc.)

5. We select between 8 and 10 locations. Each OneDay Health Center costs $3000 US to fully equip, and run for at least 1 year.




(One week)

Our Health Centers are fully equipped to provide comprehensive primary care, including managing common conditions, antenatal care and family planning as well as chronic conditions like high blood pressure and diabetes. Most importantly, we equip our fantastic nurses with the training and tools they need to diagnose and treat conditions with competence and confidence.

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Equipment List


Furniture: Drug Cupboard, chairs, tables, hand washing device


Small solar unit with 3 lights, and phone charging


Smartphone for monthly reporting


50 basic tablets to treat 30 common conditions


6 IV drugs and IV fluids


Receipt books and other accounting books


Buckets, basins and other miscellaneous equipment




(One day)

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1. All equipment, and the pioneering nurse is transported in just one pickup truck

2. The nurse starts seeing patients on the very day we unload the truck

3. Village health workers reach 300 local households to inform the community of the new health services 





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1. Nurses are supervised weekly for the first month , to check prescription quality, organisation and accounting

2. We aim to treat 200 patients a month

3. We aim for 50% operational sustainability within 6 months

4. We aim for 75%-100% operational sustainability within 12 months

5. After 1 year, we assess the facility for sustainability and decide whether it should continue. We expect at least 75% of our facilities will remain viable indefinitely