:: PROJECT FACT SHEET
Providing the Tools to Rebuild an Island’s Health: Constructing a Community Health Dispensary
The island of Fatharai lost its community health dispensary during a typhoon 2 years ago. Rebuilding the dispensary has been delayed because financial resources to provide tools and materials have been unavailable.
What we are doing to help
We are working closely with the community, the Yap State Health Department and island health professionals to create a structure that is culturally appropriate and capable of serving the community now and in the future. Thanks to community input we have made design changes that will improve the provision of culturally appropriate care. In addition, the structure will fit into the existing outer island dispensary system operated by the Yap State Health Department. We will to obtain funding through grants and donations to provide the community with the tools, materials and resources to construct their health dispensary. Expected completion is November 2007.