The staff in MCH is committed to enhancing the health of mothers and children under the age of five years. The services offered here include:
Antenatal care (ANC)
Child welfare and Immunization (CWC)
Prevention of mother transmission of HIV(PMTCT)
On average about 400 mothers visit the clinic each month. Through free maternity initiative(Linda Mama), mothers are allowed four antenatal visits during which they receive health education on pregnancy related issues –FANC- Focused Ante Natal Care. Care of mother include: monitoring of vital signs including weight, full physical examination with emphasis on the growth of the pregnancy, laboratory examination – ANC profile. All mothers who attend the clinic and counseled and tested for HIV infection (PMTCT) during their first visit. Couple counseling is encouraged during this period and the mother are asked to bring their spouses/partners to the clinic. The uninfected couples are counseled on the need to remain infection free while the infected couples are enrolled for HIV treatment and care.
The Child Welfare Clinic (CWC) attends to children under the age of five – through health education to their mothers, monitoring weights and administering primary vaccines – BCG, polio, pentavalent, and measles. Special concerns such as underweight and malnutrition are identified during this clinic and appropriate intervention taken. The sick children are also identified and treated.
MCH is manned by nurse/midwives.