Donnerstag, 25. August 2011

Annual Report 2009

A total of 7,980 patients were treated at the Friendship Clinic during the year. This figure is similar to the number of patients that visited the clinic during 2008 (8,152). The slight decrease may be due to the improved sanitation of the village, which is helping to decrease the number of gastro­intestinal problems that are attributed to drinking unsafe water, as well as poor personal and food hygiene. The Safe Drinking Water and Sanitation Project is continuing to drill wells and install latrines to give local people access to safe drinking water, and improve their knowledge about good hygiene. The health education delivered by the clinic staff also provides information about other health related issues, such as mental illness, which local people know very little about.
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