HEALTH CARE

Lalmba empowers rural communities with good basic health care and arms them with the means to eradicate preventable disease. We facilitate a wide range of direct patient services, including primary health care with lab and pharmacy on-site, HIV and TB programs, and malnutrition intervention.

Outpatient Clinics

Our clinical staff in Ethiopia and Kenya treat over 200 patients per day. Common diseases include HIV, malaria, intestinal parasites, diarrhea, and tuberculosis.

Inpatient Ward

For very ill patients who need care 24/7, our 15 bed inpatient ward in Ethiopia allows nurses to administer meds, feed, and care for these patients both day and night.

TB Treatment Program

Our nurses intensively treat patients who suffer from tuberculosis. Applying the principles of Directly Observed Therapy, our clinics boast high medication completion rates, decreasing the spread of this endemic disease.

Maternity Services

We provide labor and delivery services in our health centers.  To combat high maternal and infant mortality rates, we participate in Ethiopia’s Home Delivery Free campaign, welcoming mothers to a clean and safe delivery in our maternity unit. Mothers from far distances can stay in our mother-child waiting home in the last few days before delivery, to ensure they can give birth safely in our health center.  In addition, our health centers offer prenatal care, and transport of women with obstetric emergencies to the nearest referral hospital.

HIV Treatment Program

Approximately 25% of the population near Lalmba’s clinic in Kenya is HIV+, and clinical staff provide comprehensive care to 700 infected adults and children. Our medical team actively tests patients, and provides care to decrease the risk of transmission from mother to child. To decrease the stigma associated with HIV disease, we offer social support and community education.  A particular emphasis on HIV+ youth ensures this group with the highest transmission rate receives counseling, education and treatment tailored to their needs.

Severe Acute Malnutrition Unit

For children and infants at risk of imminent death from malnutrition, our inpatient unit administers therapeutic feeding formulations, counsels parents regarding nutrition, and offers participatory cooking classes.

Wound/Burn Care

From topical ulcers to second degree burns to machete wounds, our treatment staff cleans and bandages wounds to promote healing and prevent secondary infections.

Pharmacy

Pharmacy staff distribute medicines and oversee antiretroviral medicines for HIV patients. Education includes training mothers and fathers on how to prepare and administer Oral Rehydration Solution to prevent dehydration in sick children.

Laboratory Services

Laboratory staff assist in accurately diagnosing patients with a multitude of diseases such as malaria, HIV, schistosomiasis, tapeworms, intestinal worms, and tuberculosis.

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Jeff And Hillary JamesHealth Care