MEDICAL MOBIL UNIT FOR ATTENTION IN RURAL AREAS OF:
COTOPAXI-CHIMBORAZO - LOS RIOS
We want to encourage you with our new proposal global matching grant with will help to people of 3 poorest provinces of the country, providing medical services in rural areas:
Province COTOPAXI CHIMBORAZO LOS RIOS
Cities LATACUNGA VALENCIA QUINSALOMA
SAQUISILI CHAMBO QUEVEDO
Let us to show you the statistics of Ecuador of health Ministry about the real situation in the 3 Provinces of the central sierra region where we develop the project.
Total 3 provinces population: 632,000 hab.
Total population under poverty levels: 440,000 hab. (69%)
Total population in rural area: 301,300 hab. (48%)
For each 10.000 inhabitants the average is 1.4 Healt centers
During the pregnancy period women have medical controls average 4 times
Infant mortality: 8 x 1,000 infant born alive
Infant desnutrition: 26 %
Lack of basic services : 63,2%
Homes without proper house: 84,5%
After this previous info the health services at rural areas is not enough and the majority of people canīt access to this service.
Then to help this problem is necessary to acquiring a vehicle fully equipped as a MMU (Medical Mobil Unit). The MMU will provide the next services:
1. General Medicine
b.Support in the immunization program
d.Pediatric care to children aged 1 to 10 years
e.Nutritional assessment, cardio-respiratory, gastrointestinal and ophthalmological
f.Early detection of diabetic
g.Care of dengue and malaria
a.Checkups during pregnancy
b.Early detection of pregnancy disorders
c.Basic health care for women: sexual organs and breast cancer
d.Basic care of human health: sexual organs and prostate cancer
a.Cleaning and Oral Health
b.Application of fluoride
c.Specific protection of tooth decay and gum disease
4. Monthly attention projection:
PATIENTS / DAY: 75
PATIENTS/ MONTH: 1650
PATIENTES/ YEAR: 19800
With the provision of these services we accomplish these objectives:
1.To help over 5000 families most of theme in the rural areas located in 3 Provinces or States (Cotopaxi, Chimborazo and Los Rios), over 10 cities, through the implementation of a MMU (Medical Mobil Unit) to provide outpatient medical and dental care first class.
2.To improve medical services in pediatric cares, gynecology, odontology, general and preventive medicine, in their communities and homes in order to contribute to the construction of a population with better opportunities for economic and social growth.
3.To increase access of rural inhabitants to health services.
4.To works into the main interest goals of the Rotary Foundation: Health and Education.
5.To make a high social impact project and 100% sustainable.
Our main partner for this project is ASOF (Family Solidary Help Association), who shall solve the monthly costs of the project: Maintenance the vehicle and medical equipment, fees of Doctors, Assistants and Driver, car insurance and fuel, administrative cost, office supplies and others.
ASOF foundation, works in the help of communities mother in rural zone into the 3 Provinces, supporting in programs as:
* maternal lactation
* children nutrition
* children sicknesses
* familiar planning
* vih prevention & education
* nutrition improvement habits
MOTIVATION PROGRAMS & SELF-ESTEEM
* sexual education
* familiar violence prevention
* financial education
* micro -loans: community banks