News, 10 Apr 2014Ubud’s HIV/AIDS Clinic Opens Officially!

On the 3rd of April, Rotary members gathered with Bali Peduli, the head of Gianyar District Health Office, and representatives from related stakeholders to celebrate the official opening of Klinik Anggrek. A Rotary Global Grant funded the required renovations and testing equipment, as well as medications, medical personnel training, and community educational outreach for one year. Funds from RCBUS and three California Rotary Clubs (La Jolla Golden Triangle, Blythe, and Carlsbad High-Noon) were matched by funds from The Rotary Foundation for a total of US $57,000.

The clinic, which also treats all kinds of STDs, is housed in the general health clinic Puskesmas Ubud II in Sayan, Ubud. Since actually opening its doors in July 2013, the clinic has conducted over 462 tests for HIV and STDs, with 396 total patients and 771 visits – proof of a vital need in our area.

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