Early Identification & Treatment
Across our programme 1,221,080 people were examined and provided with treatment to prevent needless disability.
- In Kenya, IMPACT’s Ear Nose and Throat team screened and treated the ears of more than 7,000 school children this year.
- In Bangladesh, the new Jibon Jatra mobile medical van takes high quality medical services to outlying villages in Chuadanga and Meherpur. 27,108 people were screened and treated this year.
- We supported the lake clinic in Cambodia to deliver healthcare to 15,130 residents of floating villages on the massive Ton Le Sap Lake. These are some of the least served communities on earth.
- In Nepal, 65,131 men, women and children were checked by medical teams in community and mobile clinics.
- In Zanzibar we worked in 343 schools and nursery schools to check the health of 213,154 children. Medical treatment was provided as necessary.
Across IMPACT’s clinics, hospitals and screening programmes more than 1,221,080 men, women and children benefitted from medical examination and treatment to prevent needless disability. Projects to train community people, such as teachers to conduct health checks have flourished thanks to our generous UK supporters.
Identifying illnesses in their earliest stages can avert a lifetime of disability, suffering and poverty. But in developing countries, accessing healthcare is rarely straightforward.
IMPACT’s primary healthcare clinics are a safety-net for marginalised communities in Bangladesh, Cambodia, India, Kenya, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Tanzania and Zanzibar. Specialist services, suchas IMPACT Nepal’s ear clinics and IMPACT Zanzibar’s treatment camps, provide a continuum of care.
IMPACT’s reach extends further yet. Healthworkers go by four-wheel drive, boat, train and motorbike, taking medical care and health education to people who would otherwise have no place to turn in the event of ill-health.
Worldwide 18,000 children die each day from preventable causes. Training teachers, nursery workers and older pupils to identify ill-health and refer children to our doctors is a successful model which we continue to replicate. Treatment, spectacles and hearing aids are dispensed wherever needed.
IMPACT’s aim is to reach the least underserved men, women and children and this often means innovative solutions to meet local challenges. Mobile clinics in minibuses and four-wheel drive vehicles and on boats enable medical teams to access hard-to-reach villages.
The Individual IMPACT
Nine-year old Swati’s teacher noticed that she had problems focussing on the blackboard. She was a difficult pupil, unable to concentrate and often absent from lessons. After screening, which revealed a squint, and an operation, Swati can now see clearly, is confident, happy and her academic performance has greatly improved.