Bumi Sehat responded to the Dec 2004 Asian Tsunami by sending an emergency response health team to Aceh in February 2005. This team delivered medical supplies and provided much needed health services for a population that was devastated by immense loss. Once in Aceh, Bumi Sehat decided to establish a permanent clinic. This clinic is located in the village of Cot near the city of Meulaboh, Aceh, close to the epicenter of the earthquake that caused the Tsunami.
The clinic facility has 2 birthing rooms, 2 postpartum recovery areas, 3 general health treatment areas, and a small 6-bed inpatient facility. Altogether, Bumi Sehat Aceh provides full maternal care, emergency care and in-patient services, and community programs for reconstruction and post-disaster healing. The Aceh clinic provides approximately 9,000 consultations and has 75 births per year.
The clinic was built with the extraordinary efforts of the Rotary of Ubud in 2007 to replace the temporary structure built following the tsunami. The Rotary of Ubud raised all funds and supervised the building of the clinic on-site. This facility has solar panels and wind generator and backup generator to supply power as rolling blackouts occur often in Aceh. Click here to visit the Rotary of Ubud's website with further information about this project.