The Tekera Medical Clinic + The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals
SDG 1: NO POVERTY: We provide medical services to Tekera which are universally accessible through the Tekera Peso Program – a currency we created where people can work at Tekera and earn pesos to pay for medical services in instead of money. This is a social protection program that increases access to healthcare accessibility for people who need to manage their cashflow (like seasonal farmers and small business owners).
SDG 2: ZERO HUNGER:
TRC practices this SDG through public health initiatives at the clinic that improve nutrition in our community. These public health inaitives are based around pre-post natal nutrition planning, and diet and nutrition education at the school and in the community.
Recognizing the difficulties of meal prepping in rural locations, Tekera also provides meals to the medical staff so that they can show up as their best selves to serve the community
SDG 3: GOOD HEALTH AND WELLBEING:
The medical clinic addresses all major health priorities, including: reproductive and sexual health, maternal and child health; communicable, non-communicable and environmental diseases; universal health coverage; and access for all to safe, effective, quality and affordable medicines and vaccines
SDG 4: QUALITY EDUCATION:
The clinic support this goal indirectly by providing twice yearly checkups on all the students at TPS, including immunizations, de-worming and mandatory health insurance. Making sure students are healthy is #1 in supporting quality education
Tekera medical clinic creates an atmosphere for education. Medical staff undergo recurrent training and receive skills training in workshop facilitation from both partners and the Ministry of Health. They then offer this knowledge to the community through community workshops
SDG 5: GENDER EQUALITY: The Medical clinic provides private and stigma free programs on family planning, contraception, maternal healthcare, sexual and reproductive rights. All our healthcare team are women.
SDG 6: CLEAN WATER AND SANITATION: There are bio-sand water filters at the clinic for clean accessible water, while also offering information on water and sanitation to patients and clients.
SDG 8: DECENT WORK AND ECONOMIC GROWTH: The medical clinic supports this goal through providing productive, full time work with equal pay equity. Tekera also protect labour rights and promotes a safe and secure working environment to medical staff.
SDG 10: REDUCED INEQUALITIES: In addition to it being universally accessible through the peso program, the medical clinic addresses all major factors which patients could be discriminated on - mainly age, sex, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion or economic or other status within the community.
SDG 11: SAFE, RESILIENT AND SUSTAINABLE COMMUNITIES:
Green Space: Is powered 100% by solar energy, including the maternity section
Inclusive and Accessible: Is wheel chair accessible and is designed as an accessible space
Works with the Ministry to Health of service provision to strengthen national and regional development planning
Built sustainably, utilizing local materials and resources
SDG 17: PARTNERSHIPS FOR SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: The medical clinic partners with Governments, civil society, the private sector, other actors and mobilizes all available resources to provide the best possible healthcare services. Partnerships have included: TASO, Uganda Ministry of Health, USAID, and UHMG.