an integrated health center, Merrueshi Village Health Center offers
the following services.
- Maternity services
and Serious Diseases and Illnesses
the remoteness and lack of medical facilities in the area, it
is difficult to provide accurate data on health problems in
Merrueshi community. However, what is clear is that there are
common illnesses such as:
skin and scalp infections
in women (possibly due to malnutrition)
and death in women from childbirth, (possibly due to lack
of adequate obstetric services)
Diseases and Illnesses
cases of tuberculosis, brucellosis, and HIV/Aids
Influencing Health issues in Merrueshi Community.
food supplies especially during drought
living with people attract disease-carrying fleas, ticks,
clinic has managed to tackle the following services.
common diseases including fever, malaria, joint pain, anemia,
worm disease, eye, skin and scalp infections, respiratory
a well-balanced nutritional program for mothers and children
with vitamin, protein and other nutritional deficiencies (this
program is being implemented in partnership with Concern International)
for serious and emergency cases to the nearest district hospitals
clinic have organized periodical and special visits for services
such as pediatric, eye testing, and dental hygiene.
regular health education through seminars
immunization program for cholera, hepatitis, tetanus, Typhoid
and yellow fever.
examination and vaccination program for children and their
in partnership with traditional midwives to ensure smooth
baby deliveries and in-patient services and care for new mothers.
several community health workers
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