Improved Health Outcomes
People most in need, especially women, children and the poorest of the poor, have improved health.
LAMB continues to make progress towards improved health, monitoring maternal mortality as well as neonatal, infant and <5 years health through community surveillance and hospital monitoring.
- Focus on Women
- As an example: since 2005 473 obstetric fistulae were repaired, with 80% of them are dry after the operation.
- A new ‘Vulnerable Group’ policy improved LAMB’s responses to family violence both within staff as well as those who come as patients.
- Focus on Child:
- 162 children received treatment under the club foot program (see photo below)
- In a 2 year period, 140 cleft lip/palates were corrected.
- Focus on poor:
- A carefully-monitored hospital subsidy system allocates donated funds after means testing and according to size of hospital bill
- Community committees have increasingly developed their own local subsidy systems, usually for use by poor pregnant women and their families.
- Overview of Programs
- Improved Health Outcomes
- -Women and Children’s Health
- -Disability Support
- -TB Program
- -Non-Communicable Disease
- Government Service Strengthening
- Community Leadership Development
- Community Mobilization
- Spiritual Health Development
- Clinical Services
- -Clinical Maternity
- -Clinical Surgery
- -Clinical Medicine, Pediatrics
- -Vision Centre
- School Education