Real Medicine Foundations Founder and CEO Dr. Martina Fuchs contributed to a publication about the mobile clinics in rural Mozambique. Read the entire publication by clicking on the screenshots below.
The high burden of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infections, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, tuberculosis, malaria and under-five mortality in sub-Saharan Africa has driven the global community to explore both new and old ideas to alleviate these problems. The roll-out of mobile clinics to broaden health-service coverage received considerable attention in the 1960s and 70s, but was not adopted on a permanent basis due to logistic challenges. Today, in Mozambique, mobile clinic strategies are again being rolled-out to increase coverage with antiretroviral therapy (ART). Here, we report on 18 months of experience using one mobile clinic in Zambézia Province, Mozambique.
RMF currently has an initiative in Mozambique which is run through a mobile clinic. The Mobile Clinic vehicle, custom built in South Africa on a mid sized truck frame, operates as a “mini-health clinic on wheels” and provides an extremely versatile and flexible platform to provide primary healthcare services, education, and counseling.