HRF Medical Camp
The HRF medical camp has been running as a mobile clinic since September 2017 twice a week, but the team found that the need for a more comprehensive health service was increasing.
In such a large camp with so many people living in conditions with extremely poor hygiene and limited water supply, disease and illness spread quick, with a range of outbreaks such as cholera, diphtheria and skin infections affecting many people.
In November, HRF decided that it was necessary to open a full-time medical clinic to ensure treatment was readily available to those living in the camps.
We then ran a temporary medical camp until January 2018 whilst our new purpose built medical centre was finished, which focuses on paternal/maternal care (women and children).
Our clinic serves over 200 people in a day, six days a week with four medical professionals (2 MMD doctors and two nurses) as well as an experienced medicine dispenser.
Our staff have treated a range of illnesses including, bronchitis, conjunctivitis, skin lesions, and others.
This clinic has been a lifeline to many, as we know that treating illnesses in their early stages can prevent serious outcomes and even death.