Primary Health Outreach
Long, bumpy, pot holed trail and forest roads connect the hospital to its 14 clinics and other areas of the community are at least twenty five kilometers away from the nearest clinic, public transport is none existent people have to walk or hire donkey driven carts to access medical attention.
These factors are impacting negatively on our efforts to combat diseases and conditions with highest morbidity and mortality namely HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, malnutrition, pregnancy and peri-natal complications. Heavily affected are children and the very sick who can’t walk these distances resulting in high numbers of ‘lost to follow up’ cases.
The Primary health outreach program will aim too improve health outcomes for people living in hard to reach locations by delivery of health services through outreach health activities.
- To provide both public and private outreach health services that address prioritised community needs.
- To broaden the range and choice of health services available in remote locations.
- To increase access to multidisciplinary care in primary health care settings.
Targeted groups will include:
- Communities without a health facility
- Distant communities >25km from the hospital
- Children and the elderly
- Sufferers of chronic illness e.g. HIV and AIDS, hypertension and diabetes mellitus.
Activities will include:
- Growth and developmental assessment in children
- Opportunistic Infection Clinic
- Diabetes and Hypertension screening
- Mobile Outpatients Clinic
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