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FIELD HOSPITAL

FIELD HOSPITAL.

In 2011 we started the construction of a field hospital in Mouït, a village of about 5,000 people.  Now these people finally have a first aid post and pregnant women can go there for pre- and post-natal maternity care.  Currently the hospital is so successful and because people from neighboring villages come to the clinic to receive primary health care consultations and maternity services, it has now outgrown its original capacity.  At the end of November 2018, with the approval of all local authorities, plans were made to build three medical wards, and a large hall and these were completed at the beginning of 2021.

The salaries are paid by the government. We also work together with the French NGO "Médecins du Fleuve", an organisation from which, doctors visit all the field hospitals near the River Senegal at least four times a year and organize medical consultations, the duration of which is dependent on the demand. In Mouit, the visits are currently already extended over 4 days.  People pay less than €1 for the consultation and receive free medication. The doctors then donate the collected money to the local hospital administration to fund the purchase of more medicines.

In Senegal, normal consultations are usually free, but medication is paid for by the patient.