Biggest challenges at the health centre
Due to its remote nature, and poor facilities, the health centre and surrounding communities face the following key challenges
The facility has solar power but is only sufficient to provide power for a few hours a day. Supporting a small fridge for medicine storage. This means they often have to treat patients in the dark at night
- Limited availability of medication
- Limited access to clean water
The majority of communities collect water from streams and open wells. The facility itself has a bore hole, but it often dry’s during rainy season
Despite having over 15 births per month at the facility, they do not have a delivery bed, and the mother’s shelter has no beds.
During rainy season (November through April) this area becomes completely flooded, making the roads impassable by vehicle. Most residents move around by small boats carved out of trees, but these are mostly men going to catch fish. This makes it extremely difficult for residents of this catchment to access the clinic for basic diagnoses and treatment services, to deliver babies, or access information about how they can improve their health.
- Most common health issues
Diarrhoea, Respiratory, Chicken pox, Malaria, Disgestive, Skin