The quality of health influences the quality of life for any individual and subsequently impact development for a community. At HFCA, our health care intervention is focusing on prevention and less on treatment. We do this through community health talks in villages and local schools.
Our staff and volunteers conduct rotate in villages teaching basic health tips. The first round of workshops has focused on personal and household hygiene and sanitation- washing hands, cleaning house and compound to remove stagnant water that usually becomes breeding ground for mosquitoes that transmit malaria, boiling water for drinking, washing hands after using latrines, food preservation, etc.
Our team collaborates with trained Village Health Workers that were trained by HFCA. Each village has two VHWs who are the first responders when there is an emergence and also assist with basic health education and monitoring.
We facilitate HIV testing and counseling through a partnership with Health workers!
HFCA also engages in the struggle to prevent malaria which is a number one killer disease in Africa. We provide treated mosquito nets to children and women in poor families. We recently distributed over 100 mosquito nets.
Women in rural villages suffer complications during childbirth because they can’t transport to access medical care at distant clinics and hospitals. The van is a partial solution to this danger that threatens the lives of hundreds of women and their children. It is used to transport women and children who need critical medical care to hospitals and clinics.