Longstanding, low-intensity conflict has left large sections of the population of Andhra Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Telangana without access to healthcare, especially in very remote areas of the states. Medical facilities are few and far between, and in such a scenario even preventable, treatable conditions such as malaria can assume life-threatening proportions.
WHAT WE DO
MSF conducts mobile clinics to take primary healthcare to people living in remote villages, who find it extremely difficult to access medical care. Our teams provide free treatment for malaria, respiratory infections, pneumonia and skin diseases among others. The clinics also offer a separate area for women to address needs in reproductive health, where group and individual sessions are conducted on topics such as hygiene, care of newborns and sexually transmitted infections.
For people with limited or no access to healthcare, MSF continued to conduct mobile clinics to provide primary healthcare in remote villages in south Chhattisgarh, north Andhra Pradesh, and north Telangana. Efforts to raise awareness on relevant health issues continued though interactive presentations on malaria, breastfeeding, use of latrines, general hygiene, HIV/AIDS, scabies and more.
TB cases treated
Measles doses given
Patients treated for malaria
DTP vaccines given
Mobile clinics conducted
MOTHER & CHILD HEALTH CENTRE
2009 - 2017
MSF’s 15-bed Mother and Child Health Centre (MCHC) had been providing reproductive, paediatric and TB care in Bijapur town in Chhattisgarh since 2009. With the district hospital having expanded its facilities with relevant equipment, personnel and specialised care, MSF closed the MCHC in June 2017.