Around 80 to 100 patients attend the weekly mobile health clinic in this remote village, most of whom would otherwise not be able to access the medical care they need. Along with a doctor, CARE’s mobile clinics have a midwife, vaccinator, nutrition counsellor, and a psychosocial worker.
“My husband is a day laborer, but he hasn’t found work since the beginning of winter,” said Jamila, 28. “He had a motorcycle accident and has had mental health problems since then. On rare cases, our neighbors help us with bread and flour. When I can, I wash clothes for them to earn money to feed my children, despite it being painful due to an arm injury I have. I haven’t seen a doctor about my arm because I can’t afford the treatment.
“I have two children, Shahnaz, 3, and Razia, 2, and they have both suffered from malnutrition since they were born. We haven’t been able to take care of them properly because we can’t afford it. Since CARE started helping us with nutrition packages, my children’s health condition has improved. If CARE hadn’t helped us, their health would have kept getting worse.”