In 2019 we constructed the Aydafer Health Post, which is providing primary health care to a population of 7,599 people.
The Health Post is staffed by two female Health Extension Workers, Fasika Biset & Tsehaynesh Fikadu. They provide family planning, antenatal care, birth and post-natal care, immunizations and run campaigns for hygiene and sanitation.
About 5 to 7 women come to the Health Post to receive family planning services a day. During campaign days, there will be around 15 to 20 women.
Aside from the services they provide at the health post, Fasika and Tsehaynesh visit 8-12 households per day to assess their community’s hygiene and sanitation. Some of the households are too far from the health post and with no means of transportation, they walk 5-6 hours to reach them.
In 2020 we constructed housing for Fasika and Tsehaynesh next to the Health Post. Fasika says that it has made a lot of difference, “I am very happy about our dorm, any mother can come knock at any time of the day and we will be here to give service.”
You can read more about this project here.