On Call Africa works with the Rural Health Centre to identify its biggest challenges and assess needs both at the facility, and within the communities in it’s catchment area. We place volunteer doctors in the facility, where they work alongside existing nurses and Community Health Workers offering diagnosis and treatment, and supporting outreach activities, while conducting assessments, mapping and developing clear implementation plans for On Call Africa, Ministry of Health and partners to take forward. We also work with partners to deliver public health interventions that meet the individual health needs of each community.
On Call Africa have trained 8 Community Health Workers from within these communities to strengthen the existing health systems, ensuring that patients have access to medical advice, and referrals when needed. The Community Health Workers have been provided bicycles to enable them to carry out home visits for sparsely populated communities. We have also successfully supported evidence building for the need for a nurse to be placed at Chinlozya, one of our partner health posts, due to its distance from the health facility and the high population density
We are also working with partner organisations to develop programmes to provide telemedicine to the health facility, and to address poor water and sanitation, as well as transport links within the catchment area.