The project aims to improve general healthcare provision for the population of Soru Municipality in Mugu District, and has a particular focus on maternal and child health, adolescent health and non-communicable diseases.
Soru Municipality, Mugu District
The project aims to improve primary healthcare provision for the population of Soru Municipality with a particular focus on maternal and child health, adolescent and reproductive health and non-communicable diseases.
While maternal and child and reproductive health have long been a focus of our work, non-communicable diseases have not, as they were less common in these disadvantaged rural areas. With the beginning demographic change in these regions, however, non-communicable diseases like diabetes and cancer are becoming ever more important, with primary healthcare services lagging behind in both diagnostic knowledge and provision of medications for such conditions.
The project will support three health centres with qualified staff, medicines and equipment, and provide additional training to government staff as well. By placing a pharmacist in the project municipality for a year, the local government will be supported to improve stockkeeping and aquisition practices and logistics.
This project can be implemented thanks to funding from Else Kröner-Fresenius-Stiftung and funds from the Austrian Development Agency.