Community Based Services

The community based services were started to improve the sometimes unbearable living conditions in some homes in the surrounding areas. The community based services explore areas of sanitation and home improvement at household level to increase on sanitary behaviour and personal hygiene by for example increasing the pit latrine coverage.

This work is supported by Tukolere Wamu e.V. Germany. The work includes the community based child and youths welfare services and the integrated health outreach activities which also support the development in the homes.

Instead of only treating diseases in the hospital we also emphasize on prevention and health services in the communities near and far. Under this component, health packages are carried to the people in outreach arrangements. The Community based Services are done by the Hospital team which is supported by a group of community based volunteers, the so-called “Village Health Teams”.

This broad based program approaches community issues in different ways containing the drama, music and dance (IEC material).