About a year ago a team of health professionals from a variety of departments from Stony Brook University (SBU) visited Ileret. Citing the need for public health interventions in the area, the SBU has since sent a dental team to Illeret and supported the community health nurse. As an additional program, the SBU Schools of Health Technology and Management, Dental Medicine, and Nursing have now raised funds to facilitate the expansion of Illeret Dispensary.
The dispensary currently only has a basic consultation room, radio room, one bed ward, and stores. With the generous donation from the two schools, Illeret Dispensary will now be able to gain additional wards, and delivery room. The contruction will be supported from that $40,000 grant raised from the departments.
Though the funds were raised mid last year and donated last fall, the project has just started as plans were being made on the appropriate developments needed at the dispensary. Many thanks to the generous support from the departments. TBI greatly appreciates their concern for the public health concerns of the Ileret community.
Pictured above: Past renovations supported at Ileret Health Centre. Last year TBI helped putting up needed shelving for the storage room.