Biggest challenges at health psot
The health centre has good access to water and sanitation facilities thanks to partner organisation WaterAid Zambia. However the facility and surrounding communities face the following key challenges
Many patients are attended to in the dark. This is particularly challenging during childbirth.
- Limited availability of medication
- Poor access to water and sanitation in rural communities
Majority of households in Katapazi are collecting their drinking water from an unprotected source. As few as 15% of households in some communities have a latrine. This has negative health implications such as diarrhoea, stomach pains and bilharzia. These health issues are extremely prominent in these communities
Katapazi Rural Health Post is responsible for providing medical services to households up to 30km from the health post. These communities do not have reliable transportation links to reach the clinic, making it difficult for individuals to access these services.
This area has many streams which fill during rain season restricting access to some communities. Limiting the delivery of antenatal services to mothers and under 5 children.
- Most common health issues
Bilharzia, diarrhoea, skin rashes, malaria, respiratory, digestive, intestinal worms