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, without a mother’s shelter for expectant mothers. They have a limited number of consultation rooms, and no access to water.
The facility has no power, and as a result has no lighting, and very limited medical equipment
- Limited availability of medication
Due to the number of medical staff v’s the catchment area
This area has many streams and rivers. During rainy season when the rivers fill up or experience flash flooding. Many communities are cut off from the Rural Health Post and the nurse cannot safely travel to these areas.
- Limited access to clean water, and poor hygiene and sanitation
Some communities have less than 20% of households with latrines, and some communities have no access to clean water sources
- Low levels of health literacy
Health education is limited and required to help support the community
Kanyanga Rural Health Post is responsible for providing medical services to households up to 45km from the centre. These communities do not have reliable transportation links to reach the clinic.
- Most common health issues
Diarrhoea, Respiratory, Musco-skeletal, Malaria, Disgestive, Bilharzia