YONECO supported a series of health outreach activities which benefited a total of 114 survivors of Tropical Storm Ana and Tropical Cyclone Gombe at N’ganjo Evacuation Camp in Phalombe district.
The activity was conducted in collaboration with Phalombe District Hospital and some of the services that were provided during the activity include; health education on Sexual Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR), Sexually Transmitted Infections (STI) screening, provision of contraceptives, HIV Testing Services (HTS) and child care services.
Phalombe District Nursing Officer (DNO) commended YONECO for the support stating that there is need to intensify outreach clinics in many areas around the district. The DNO indicated that financial constraints limit the District Health officials to conducting one outreach activity a month.
The DNO further added that Tropical Storm Ana and Tropical Cyclone Gombe increased many people’s vulnerability so much that many were unable to access various health services within the flood evacuation camps.
The outreach activities provided a health comprehensive package so much that no referrals made as all conditions were treated on spot.
By Shupikayi Shalom Singanyama