Hope for Korah’s (HFK) Primary Health Services Centre is located at our main HFK Compound in Korah. It exists to support health stability to impoverished individuals and families living within this community, enabling them to receive education, retain employment, and earn an income, thereby exiting the cycle of poverty. It provides a clean, consistent location for HFK beneficiaries and/or their family members to receive treatment for and monitoring of their acute and chronic illnesses. Our Ethiopian nursing staff work alongside a Public Health Officer (equivalent to a Physician Assistant or Nurse Practitioner) in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of illness and evaluation of care provided. All individuals presenting with severe illness are referred to various local higher levels of care for treatment.
Our healthcare staff are also involved in such primary health practices as semi-annual malnutrition screening/ treatment and de- worming, immunization monitoring, health and hygiene teaching, and family planning education and consultation. They make home visits to support the integration of health/ hygiene practices as well as to deliver illness care when beneficiaries are too ill to get to the centre.
Short-term mission and medical teams have put on several “Women’s Health & Education Days” which have provided women throughout the Korah community with basic health and hygiene lessons. Additionally, once back home, these teams are key to raising awareness and funding for the ongoing health needs facing families in Korah.
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