Sickness in Sagalla
This week has been a reminder of the kind of health problems that the people in remote villages such as Mwakoma & Kirumbi face, where diseases such as cholera, typhoid and malaria are common. For example both Kilele and Margaret are currently suffering – Kilele from persistent intestinal problems and Margaret from malaria.
I’m therefore looking at how we can increase utilisation of the Kileva Medical and Community Centre in Kirumbi, and will post another blog entry in the next few days giving further background including letters from Margaret and the Ndara Sub-Location Assistant Chief (Alex Mwambungu) in which they appeal for help.
Meanwhile (at least for those of us in the UK) next time we complain about our National Health Service let’s spare a thought for the people in Kirumbi & Mwakoma that have no health service at all!