Dispensary and First Aid


Prior to the opening of the dispensary, there were a number of deaths attributable to preventable illnesses such as diarrhoea and dehydration.

Even if those affected by illness could make the three hour journey to the nearest medical aid, they were not guaranteed to receive good quality medicines to treat their conditions.

In response to the need for the provision of low-cost, high-quality medicines such as dehydration drips and antibiotics, the foundation has provided a Pharmaceutical Dispensary and First Aid Cabin to provide basic emergency care to those struck down by illness in the region ahead of the completion of our planned Health Centre.

We currently employ a qualified paramedic who treats around 650 cases a month.

The foundation is delighted to report that since opening of the Dispensary, there has not been a single recorded death from preventable illness in the area.

 

12/06/2010 / Author: AHS_Foundation