We know that helping to provide healthy families is also a key part of creating a sustainable and engaged local community. As a result, Borana sponsors a mobile health clinic to help service these remote communities. We have two nurses and one driver trained in VCT counseling and they visit 12 different locations on a bi-monthly basis.
Five of the locations are primary schools and the nurses give lectures on health and sex education to the pupils of these schools. Immunisations are included as part of this programme; in one instance, 200 children were immunised in a single day.
The focus of the mobile clinic is AIDS awareness and family planning alongside an immunisation scheme for babies; minimal amounts of curatives are available for sale.
Pack for Purpose
We are proud members of Pack for a Purpose, an initiative that allows travelers like you to make a lasting impact in the community at your travel destination. If you save just a few kilos of space in your suitcase and take supplies for area schools or medical clinics in need, you’ll make a priceless impact in the lives of our local children and families. Please click here to see what supplies are needed for our projects.