Lifeline Clinic

The clinic provides primary healthcare to almost 3,500 patients every year, 40% of whom are children and babies, and more than 90% are San Bushmen. As well as examining and treating patients at the clinic and at our outreach sites, we transport and admit patients in urgent need of medical attention to the nearest hospital in Gobabis, 120km away.

The Lifeline Clinic receives no government funding and is reliant on the generosity of donors and medical volunteers to continue our lifesaving work.

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With the support of vital investors and donors, including Jan Verburg and Burgland Charitas, Marlice and Rudie van Vuuren and their friend Chris Heunis opened the N/a’an ku sê Lifeline Clinic at Epukiro, East Namibia, in 2003.

The clinic was built after that the need for a basic but comprehensive health service became apparent following the tragic and unnecessary death of a San Bushman child (see full story).

Our healthcare provision is focused on the local San Bushman community in this remote area. The Lifeline Clinic is entirely funded by voluntary donations and run by a full time Nurse and two Doctors, with further support from short-term foreign volunteers.

GPS: 21° 35′ 37.1718″S 19° 25′ 52.449″E ( -21.5936598 19.431236)

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