In cooperation with the YOU Foundation and its partner Dr Siegfried Axtmann of Fly Ambulance International (FAI), HOPE’87 established the FAI health post in Medina Chérif in 2009. It serves nearly 7,200 direct beneficiaries, including 4,300 women of reproductive age, and is a focal point for women from surrounding communities.

Within the last year, the equipment at the maternity post has been upgraded, which has contributed to fewer home births and improved the maternal health of women in the community of Medina Chérif. Now, regular specific antenatal care is provided there to pregnant women in a welcoming environment, including ultrasound examinations and blood tests.

In addition, education sessions are held on the importance of antenatal and postnatal check-ups, family planning and vaccination of children under five against the target diseases of the expanded vaccination programme (tetanus, tuberculosis, hepatitis, measles and yellow fever). Moreover, with the outbreak of the coronavirus pandemic, the health staff of the FAI health post has implemented a programme to raise awareness about hygienic measures and to strengthen immunisation activities against COVID-19.

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