Our unique mix of doctors, clinical officers, nurses, medical students on their elective placements and village health volunteers enables us to provide essential healthcare in a very cost-effective way to children in remote areas.
Our Mobile Operating Theatre makes it possible for our team to treat conditions such as debriding tropical ulcers and repairing trauma wounds.
Our Clinical Officers are the ones who provide treatments for all the conditions that present at our Mobile Clinics. At each of our busy clinics we employ one or two Clinical locums to enable us to cope with the heavy workload – sometimes more than 500 sick children seen in one day.
Attracting nurses to work in NKhotakota district where we operate is a challenge; it is hot, malaria is rife and there are very few diversions. When there is a shortage we cope by hiring locum nurses from the government or mission hospital.
Communal Health Workers
The reason we are able to achieve so much with limited funds is because the local community play a major role with a small army of over 150 Community Health Volunteers. They assist us in every facet of our work.