January – December 2019 Report of Activities &
2020 Operational Plan

During the 2019, the numbers of attendances at the outpatient departments overall decreased by 7.5% but still remaining by 20% above the mean of the previous years and with an increase of 10% of admissions (mainly caused by the higher number of institutional deliveries occurred), compared to 2018. In 2019 we had 1 malaria death for late presentation of a patient coming from outside our catchment population area. Despite the impossibility of transferring patients to central hospital from September to end of January 2020, due to a shutdown of the referral system at tertiary level, the overall death rate decreased from 5.5% to 4.3%.

The actual economic crisis and increased poverty among people, still contributes to the fact that a relevant number of the very sick patients come as late presentations, due to financial challenges within the community and out of our catchment population area.

The reportage

Here you can read the full reportage.