07 May SUPPORT HEALTH OF POOR PEOPLE THROUGH MEDICAL OUTREACH PROGRAMS
SUPPORT HEALTH OF POOR PEOPLE THROUGH MEDICAL OUTREACH PROGRAMS
Medical outreach services are one of the possibilities to enhance access to health workers by populations located far away from medical facilities. Better mobilization of health workers to serve remote or underserved areas is a strategy to improve access to health to the population in remote and rural areas.
Salesian Sisters in Siakago have been providing outreach and medical help in remote and marginalized rural areas of Siakago. There are lots of needy people living in these remote locations and cannot afford transport to the areas with medical facilitiea. The outreach program has received good reception from the communities since they know that the outreach is there to help them, and this has improved the health status of the community.
In order to reach out and make an impact to the wider community residents, the initiative also conducts a door- to –door health sensitization campaigns within the communities where the outreach was taking place. This is also because the project also needed to be even more concerned about those who were not able to reach the outreach station. This creates awareness on how to prevent communicable diseases
We are seeking the help of well-wishers to continue these outreach activities, to reach out to more deserving populations