With the children’s charity ("Kinderhilfswerk") as the superordinate sponsor and the village community – represented by the mayor, the head doctor and the village chief – the project was on solid footing from the very beginning. The basic principles and conditions for the project were worked out in joint workshops with representatives from the population and the existing health facility, construction management was subsequently entrusted to a regional master builder. A new feeder road that remains passable during heavy rainfall, as well as a solar installation, were also part of the project.
The workshops also dealt with topics that were not directly related to the project, but were very much related to the health of the population and the subsequent operation of the hospital. For example, a concept for the detection of COVID-19 and measures to prevent its spread were developed. In addition, the staff was trained in the administration and operation of the health centre – including the repair of infrastructure and equipment or even bookkeeping and accounting.