In 2020, the child mortality reduction program started in the Lion Heart Medical Center. The program aims to prevent sick children from arriving late to the hospital. Unfortunately, this often occurs, for example, in children with malaria who show convulsions or children with diarrhea who are severely dehydrated. The available medication and treatment in the Lion Heart Medical Center is then not always sufficient and these children die.
With this program we want to provide good and accessible care to children and, in collaboration with surrounding health centers, provide information to parents and nurses to recognize alarm signals in sick children in time. The national ambulance service helps us by providing fast transport from the surrounding centers to the hospital.
The aim is to provide children in the region with better opportunities and to reduce mortality. Despite the outbreak of Covid-19, we are trying to run the program as planned.