Biggest challenges at the health post
Due to its remote nature, and poor facilities, the health post and surrounding communities face the following key challenges
The facility has poor sanitation facilities. For expectant mothers, no shelter is available. They have a limited number of consultation rooms, and no running water.
As a result has no lighting, and very limited medical equipment
- Limited availability of medication
Due to the large catchment area
- Poor access to water and sanitation in rural communities
Majority of households in Chalimongela are collecting drinking water from an unprotected source. Causing health implications such as diarrhoea, stomach pains and bilharzia. These health issues are extremely prominent in these communities
Chalimongela Rural Health Post catchment area is 40km, these communities do not have reliable transportation links to reach the post. The Rural Health post has a motorbike, but can only use this for outreach services linked to TB and HIV due to restrictions placed by the donor.
- Most common health issues
Diarrhoea, Respiratory, Musco-skeletal, Skin, Dental