Delivering effective healthcare into the heart of remote communities.
What are satellite clinics?
These are mobile medical teams that carry out regular visits (weekly, fortnightly or monthly) to isolated communities. They consist of one paramedic and one clinic aide supported by the Friendship’s Community Medic-Aides, who are residents in each community. Their two main roles are to inform communities about hygiene and nutrition and to provide basic treatment and medicines.
What do they do?
Visit remote communities
They provide regular visits by trained paramedics into the community.
Spread health awareness
They deliver reliable information on hygiene, nutrition and family planning.
Dispense free medicine
They deliver treatment for common conditions and communicable diseases.
Identify needs for advanced care
By diagnosing and identifying patients’ needs for advanced care or treatment in a hospital they can help save peoples’ lives.
Keep patient records
In a shifting and often illiterate population they maintain vital data for analysis of the needs of individuals and communities.
Immunise children against diseases
They organise the timely and complete immunisation of new-born children against infectious diseases.
Think big, start small, begin now
Your donations will have a huge impact on the lives of those who need it most