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Mobile Healthcare Field Clinic Services

Active Since: 2016

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Contributing to SDGs…

Providing health services to people living in remote villages of Tanzania who have limited access to health facilities.

MEMBER COMPANIES

PARTNER ORGANISATIONS

  • Global NGOs

    Plan International

    Contribution

    Plan International's role is the preparation of the project, establishment of the implementation plan and execution of the plan. Plan International has an experience for more than twenty years in Tanzania and already has established a good relationship with local administration and residents in this area. Also, it has provided a mobile healthcare clinic service in Kisarawe district since 2011 and accumulated the operating know-how.

  • Local NGOs

    Local government & associations

    Contribution

    To increase the speed and standard of vaccines in the District, in aiming to reach to all children mostly those who live in remote areas and in poor condition surrounded by poverty.

  • Pharma (Non-IPFMA Member)

    Ranbaxy

  • Private foundation or development organization

    Ranbaxy Community Healthcare Society (RCHS)

Objectives

  • To improve immunization ratio among infants less than one year old from a baseline of 42% to a target of 90%.
  • To improve the ratio of women who receive antenatal care from a baseline of 21% to a target of 66%.

What are the health needs and challenges?

Improving access to medical services is essential to achieving the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) such as reducing child mortality, improving maternal health, and combating HIV/AIDS, malaria and other diseases. However, India is among the countries with the highest number of infant and maternal mortalities in the world, and Cameroon and Tanzania have some of the highest infant mortality rates and maternal mortality rates among developing countries in Africa. All three countries also confront the lack of easy access to healthcare services. In addition, medical facilities tend to be concentrated in urban regions, so access to medical care is a major problem in countries where roads and railways are not well developed.

Partnership activities and how they address needs and challenges

Mobile Healthcare Field Clinic project was commissioned in 2016 to provide health services to people living in remote villages of Tanzania who have limited access to health facilities. This is not a pilot project.

As part of the project, we provide vaccinations, health examinations including screening women for hypertension, and other basic healthcare services via mobile healthcare field clinics to children under the age of one and mothers in regions lacking sufficient access to healthcare. In addition, the project also trains healthcare professionals and community healthcare workers and conducts immunization and disease prevention awareness raising activities in communities. In this way, Mobile Healthcare Field Clinic project contributes towards achieving the third Sustainable Development Goal set by the United Nations, ensuring healthy lives and promoting the well-being for all at all ages

SDGs THE PARTNERSHIP CONTRIBUTES TO

SDG 3: Good Health and Wellbeing

  1. 3.1: Reduce Maternal Mortality
  2. 3.2: Reduce Under-5 Mortality 
  3. 3.3: Communicable Diseases & NTDs
  4. 3.4: NCDs (including mental health)
  5. 3.7: Access to sexual and reproductive health-care services 
  6. 3.C: Health workforce

SDG 5: Gender Equality

SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

SDG 17: Partnerships for the Goals 

RESULTS & MILESTONES

In Cameron, the mobile health clinic has provided services to the regions of Bertoua, Bamenda, Biteng and Garoua. This includes child and maternal health services, providing children with vaccinations and training of community health workers to aid in the project.

In Tanzania, the project is conducted in Kisarawe, where the mobile health van visits 17 villages per month. In addition of mobile health services, the project organizes Health Days once every three months in the 76 targeted villages. Acitivities are mainly designed for mothers to learn about infant nutrition and to provide infants with check-ups and vaccinations.

In India, the mobile healthcare vans visit doctorless underserved villages to provide medical examinations and care for new born babies. The local health workers called ASHA also provide instructions on the importance of breastfeeding and nutrition.

Visit the following links for activity reports from India and Africa (Cameroon, Tanzania).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION