Primary Health Activities
Five clinics, one in each field site, have been established to provide basic health services. Each clinic is managed by the trained health assistant and link persons presently paid by WATCH. Besides basic health services, the clinics provide additional health related services. The Maternal and Child Health Program provide women with pre-natal and post-natal care as well as immunization services. Many times the latter are with the cooperation of the local government health institution. WATCH helps the clinics operate a de-worming camp once every six months and has seen vast improvements in child health and rate of weight gain. The HIV/AIDS/STD component is not isolated from the public health services package as awareness raising activities are conducted regularly at the clinic and community camps.