• Empfang

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  • Warten

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  • Apotheke neu

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  • Radiologie

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  • Labor neu

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Centre Espoir Un - The Ambulatory

Ever since its foundation, the outpatient clinic has continuously been modified and extended by Lotti Latrous’s husband Aziz. In Grand Bassam it now consists of several consultation rooms which are grouped around a roofed internal courtyard serving as the waiting room area. The consultation rooms consist of a laboratory, an X-ray room, an ultrasonic room, two pharmacies (providing Aids drugs as well as general medication), a social office, a kitchen for the preparation of porridge for malnourished babies and toddlers as well as two rooms with three beds each for out-patient treatments. The rooms on the first floor serve as offices for accounting, human resources and patient document administration. There is also one room that serves as a meeting room for the staff.

The team consists of three doctors, two specialists for HIV-AIDS and one emergency doctor, a radiologist, two radiology technicians, three social workers, a pharmacist, two pharmacist assistants, three lab technicians, three administrative employees, six nurses and three women who take care of the infants and the feeding of severely malnourished babies.

The new ambulatory provides on average 20'000 general health consultations a year, with an upward trend. In addition an average of 5000 Aids patients are treated. All treatments and laboratory analysis required are provided free of charge.

On average we take care of 40 babies, whose mothers are infected with HIV, ensuring their nutrition by providing them with weekly rations of baby milk. Furthermore we also provide daily porridge portions for around 25 malnourished children. General weight and health controls for approximately 200 babies are also carried out every month.

There are two drivers who accompany our patients to various specialists (i.e. physiotherapy, heart specialists, oncologists, tuberculosis etc.). We also employ watchmen for both day and night shifts.

For many years now we have been receiving a ton of rice every month from a very generous donor. This rice is distributed to the poorest families. Thanks to another generous donation we can support 800 children by paying their school fees. For 400 women we pay the monthly rent for their housing. Over 500 families receive social assistance until their situation improves to a state where we then provide a micro-credit wherever possible.

Over 85 Aids infected children, who lived with us previously, have been successfully reintegrated in their families. That is with either their grandparents or aunts. These families receive monthly financial support from us.

A social worker, specially employed for this purpose, visits the children once a month and checks up on their progress at school and their Aids therapy reports.