With the nearest hospital over two hours away, complicated deliveries lead to fatalities for mother and child. Without proper equipment and medicine, small health issues can quickly become life threatening problems. More time away from work means more poverty and hunger.
How close is your nearest emergency room? Your primary care physician? A pharmacy? The nearest hospital in Pomerini is two hours away. People depend on the local dispensary for their healthcare. Difficult labors often end with the death of the mother and/or the child on the road to the hospital.
With limited resources and medical staff the dispensary cannot offer much.
This is a picture of the laboratory before the renovation. Old, cracked vinyl surfaces create an unsanitary conditions. Lack of equipment prevent even the most basic tests.
This is a picture of the same counter after the new tiled surfaces were installed and one of the microscopes purchased. After we installed electrical line, a medical equipment sterilizer was also purchased for the clinic.