Patients treated in the outpatient clinic
Antenatal care consultations
In Bangui, EMERGENCY staff visit up to 100 children and 20 pregnant women a day.
According to the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) data, the Central African Republic ranks second lowest on the Human Development Index, with a life expectancy at birth of just 50 years. The under 5 mortality rate is 129 deaths per 1,000 live-born children. The main causes of death are easily treatable diseases, such as malaria, which are often aggravated by malnutrition. These are responsible for 60% of hospital admissions at the Centre.
The Bangui Paediatric Centre, open 24 hours a day, offers basic and emergency care for children up to 14 years of age and carries out hygienic health education for families. At the Centre, we also take care of the theoretical and practical training of national staff.
Antenatal care programme
The Paediatric Centre offers an antenatal care service: a local obstetric, present five days a week, visits pregnant women, follows their pregnancy, and is available for consultation on family planning methods.
Training local operators
In addition to training activities for our staff, in October 2014 we started a collaboration with a local association that manages small health centres for training local emergency management operators, especially paediatricians.
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EMERGENCY’s Paediatric Centre activities in Bangui explained to children.