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Mobile clinics: an alternative model of care in conflict-affected settings within COVID-19 context, Chad
Mobile clinics: an alternative model of care in conflict-affected settings within COVID-19 context, Chad.
The Irish Global Health Network Conference was held on 26th and 27th October 2022.
Concern in Chad presented the project 'Mobile clinics: an alternative model of care in conflict-affected settings within COVID-19 context, Chad' at the 'Conflict' session.
The presentation describes the Mobile Clinic project which supported:
- Human resources: two teams of qualified health workers
- Drug and ready-to-use therapeutic food (RUTF) procurement, stock monitoring, rational drug use
- Water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) - eg hand washing stations, waste management
The project had several key lessons learned:
- The referral system is a key component to support mobile clinics, facilitate safe referral of complicated cases and ensure continuum of care
- COVID-19 infection prevention and control measures during service delivery are essential for maintaining safe services at mobile and static facilities alike
- In fragile and conflict-affected settings, mobile clinics have the potential to improve access for vulnerable and isolated populations
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