In addition to our full-time, year-round medical clinics, we also do weekly mobile clinics in remote rural villages within a ten-mile radius of our clinics.
Our regular clinic doctors and volunteer doctors from Kaduna pack up medicine and supplies in a four-wheel drive pick-up truck and traverse some very rough roads to bring basic medical care to remote villages. Our tams work in partnership with the pastors of small churches in these villages. On the day before the medical team arrives, the pastor starts assessing everyone seeking medical care. In so doing, he places a higher priority on those who are in most dire need of help. He then passes out numbers (up to 75) for people to see the doctor or nurse arrives the following day.
On the day of the mobile clinic, the medical team arrives at the village in mid-morning and treats everyone until all of the pre-arranged patients have been seen. In some cases, the mobile medical team is not able to provide the level of care the patient needs. IN these cases, the patient is referred to our full-time clinic in Kateri or Iburu
Every year, we serve about 2,000 to 3,000 people in these mobile clinics.
We currently have regular mobile clinics are the following clinics at our clinics in Kateri and Iburu.