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The site for the Health Clinic is secured in a location most readily available to the villagers of Minti Gunung of the Keladang hamlet.  2011

 March 2012.  After much fundraising construction of
 the Bali Smiles Health Clinic  is underway.

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Photos:  April 2013
Ceramic flooring is laid, providing
employment for some local villagers

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The bathroom nearing completion

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A hand sink is installed in the Doctors room 

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Sept 2013. Fundraising $ used to purchase medical equipment and supplies in Denpasar 

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The rented truck loaded up with all the goods to go to Munti, a 3 1/2 hour drive away

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The Clinic is still a 2km walk away to carry the items - there is no road

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Bidan Ni Iluh (midwife) is employed and the Bali Smiles Health Clinic is ready 
to open Saturday 19th October 2013.  

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46 patients attended the opening day

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Being a midwife, many pregnant women took use of this service for a pre-natal check up.

 January 2015:  Following the completion of further paperwork and Government requirements, certification to employ a Doctor was granted. I was very lucky to now be able to employ Dr. Komang  to work at the Bali Smiles Health Clinic 4 afternoons a week. He is very well liked and regarded by the villagers and he will do nearby home visits if patients are too sick to attend the Clinic . 

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Dr. Komang's monthly wage is $250 and on average the medicines cost $140 for a 3 month supply.
Contraception, pain relief and arthritic treatment are in high demand.
If villagers can afford 50c, or $1 or $2 to see Dr. Komang then this is what they pay.
Many people receive their consultation and treatment for free, as I don't want anyone turned away, due to having no money.
Various fundraising activities is how I pay these costs, but it is always a struggle, so sometimes out of my own pocket when needed,
I strongly feel that people in these poverty stricken regions should have access to basic health care
and if anyone is ever able to assist with $ I would be extremely grateful.
By keeping 'Bali Smiles' on this size scale I can ensure 100% of donations is used to benefit these villagers
- there are no fees, no middle-men or corruption issues,etc. just my direct involvement.
Long term sustainability is something I am wishing to further explore down the track.
(Access to adequate water, food, sanitation, dental care is a whole other scenario).

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