The TBI mobile clinic is a stakeholder in the provision of health care services to the people of Ileret location/ward. The team engages in a number of activities and the mobile clinic staff contribute largely to health care provision. The general health care provision constitute a large portion of the team’s work, however rescue services are also one area in which the team actively participates. Expectant women and children immunization is particularly given a considerable attention.
Early 2014 has seen a number of achievements which according to the team leader, Nurse Beatrice Eyomo is a big step forward compared to a similar period in 2013. Only the maternity ward needs major improvement since the turn-out by women to deliver at the facility is still low with only four births recorded at the start of this year. Strong cultural practices and beliefs are contributing to this low turn-out although the team on ground is doing all it can to raise this numbers in the coming months. The mobile clinic team together with the program coordinator have agreed to carry out an educational awareness program in the next three months to address the importance of delivering at the local health center; effects of early marriages especially to young girls and address effects of (Female Genital Mutilation) FGM. These programs will be rolled out in the months of May, June and July 2014 respectively.
The team serves a number of 13 clusters in the expansive Ileret ward/location. Ileret ward with a population of approximately 10,000 people has only one health center located in Ileret village, the rest of the 12 clusters are served by the TBI mobile clinic team. The TBI mobile clinic constitutes a nurse and three trained community health workers (CHW’s) who together are doing a remarkable job.
The following statistics show the achievements for the 1st quarter of 2014:
|Immunization||Children under 5 years||187|
|Emergency response||General population||6|
|Antenatal care||Expectant women||83|
|Maternity care||Expectant women||4|
|Curative services||General population||86|
|HIV testing and counselling||General population||50|
|Polio and tetanus campaign||Children under 5 years and women of child bearing age(14-49)||2447 children received polio drops and tetanus injection administered to 1003 women|
|Nutrition care||Women and children under 5 years||65|
NB: Although ante-natal care was given to 65 women, only 4 turned up to deliver at the maternity facility. This is a matter of concern and the team has agreed to carry out a thorough awareness program to address this issue.