The Community Based Health Service provides daily primary health care to residents in their own slum villages. Two Nurses attend clinics in the 11 villages on a rotating basis. Community Health Workers are a wonderful asset to the Community Based Health program. From 2008 to 2011 MPC trained 1000 Community Health Workers some of whom now contribute their voluntary services to assist the nurses who move around the villages to bring services close to the people. The Community Health Workers mobilise the villagers to attend the clinics, and alert the nurses to people who are bed-ridden so that they, too, can benefit from care.
Community Nurses prepare for work
In four years MPC has install 15 water tanks in the villages. Village Health Committees and the community members provided labour for construction. Community managed water points have resulted in cheaper water rates for villages. Clean-up exercises are a regular activity of the community groups.
Official opening of a water tank
Clinic in the Village