Access to healthcare is a human right. For many residents of Phulanya this is not self-evident. One Hope Malawi is committed to providing access to healthcare for everyone. In addition, our focus is on prevention and healthy living.

  • €2,50 is the price for one consultation in the hospital
  • 44% of the inhabitants of Phulanya drink water from the river.

Current situation in Phulanya
The community has little or no access to the free health care provided by the government. The residents have no money to go to a private clinic. The community has one water pump and one well available as a source of clean drinking water. Half of the inhabitants get water from the river.

Our program
We strive towards the improvement of the access to health and sanitary facilities in order to enable the community to live a healthy life. We ensure this by:

  • Drilling boreholes in order to ensure safe and clean drinking water;
  • Het verbeteren van sanitatie voorzieningen in de gemeenschap en op scholen.
  • Increasing the access to and the quality of health care;
  • Sharing information about a healthy lifestyle.

In 2020 - 2023 five wells were built, giving the community better access to clean drinking water and making drinking water from the river largely unnecessary.

Mobile clinics
In 2024, we will focus on access to mobile clinics for pregnant women and children from Phulanya. obile clinics, a government initiative, are clinics that come to the village for part of the day to provide medical assistance to children under the age of 5 and pregnant women. The growth of the children is monitored, vaccinations are given and pregnant women can receive prenatal care. In Phulanya there is currently limited access to Mobile Clinics, due to the lack of a good building for these Mobile Clinics to use. From August 2024 we hope to welcome a Mobile Clinic in the new nursery school building. This will benefit the health of many children and pregnant women in Phulanya.