In the health field, the Secretariat of the Claretian Missions ONLUS supports, through the various projects, basic and emergency health services, general medicine clinics and hospitals, maternity, paediatrics, gynaecology and odontology, among the African and Asian populations.
LIFE IN ABUNDANCE SOCIAL MEDICAL CENTRE - KPIME SEVA - TOGO
Kpime Seva is a small town in Togo, located near the Ghanaian borders, in the Highlands region. The widespread inaccessibility to drinking water and the lack of basic services has led to a high infant mortality rate. One third of the population lives below the poverty line. The Medical Centre is a vast complex that offers medical care, traditional and natural medicine as well as health care to the population of Kpime Seva and the surrounding villages. The Centre is equipped with a maternity assistance sector, with a delivery room and spaces to accompany mothers before and after the birth of their children. In Togo, the percentage of women who die from lack of antenatal care and at the time of childbirth is still very high.
MOTHER LEONIA SOCIAL HEALTH CENTRE - PRIKRO - IVORY COAST
Due to its location close to the dividing line between the north and the south, the town of Prikro has been partially isolated. To find adequate health care, you have to move to Bouaké, 200 kilometres away. The Madre Leonia health and social centre tries to respond to the immediate needs of the poorest population through a general medicine service, a laboratory, ultrasound and ophthalmology laboratory and a small pharmacy.
SOCIAL MEDICAL CENTRE - BUNGUIAO - PHILIPPINES
Bunguiao is a village 30 kilometres from Zamboanga, Central South of the Philippines. The Social Medical Centre, which began in 2009 with the participation of doctors of various specialties and volunteer nurses, offers poor and needy people, children and adults, medical assistance and the necessary medicines. In case of emergency, help and accompaniment is offered to the sick who must be taken to the hospitals in Zamboanga. The outpatient clinic and the Immaculate Heart of Mary Centre assist people living at a distance between 5-18 km and the majority live in the mountains. They reach the Centre on foot or in some cases use the Buffalo or the Ox as a means of transport. They live off agricultural work or fishing, amidst many difficulties and continually subjected to bad weather, especially from typhoons that destroy homes and agriculture.
EMBRACE THAT NOURISHES - PRIKRO AND KPIME SEVA
The Secretariat of the Claretian Missions ONLUS participates, in the South of the world, in projects that intervene directly in the fight against childhood malnutrition, in the management of emergency cases by applying various rehabilitation protocols for mild, moderate or severe malnutrition and through the training of operators, nurses, nutritionists and local doctors, so that they know how to prevent, recognize and treat malnutrition.
HEALTH AND NUTRITION EMERGENCY - MUIANE - MOZAMBIQUE
This project aims to combat childhood malnutrition, intervening on preventive and curative health through the development of nutritional practices for pregnant women and children up to five years of age; Orient people who care for children, especially mothers, to hygiene and nutritional practices. Through the international “Pastoral Care of the Child” program, efforts are made to treat those suffering from acute, severe or moderate malnutrition.
ALTERNATIVE MEDICINE - KERELA - INDIA
In response to a concrete need of the population supported by us, which is unable to pay both the doctor and the medicines due to their condition of poverty, alternative systems of treatment are offered through traditional therapies and reflexology.