Street Medicine Project
Access to healthcare is very much limited for street connected children and elderly individuals. There is no real opportunity for the street connected children and elderly people to develop an ongoing relationship with a healthcare provider since they are highly mobile and health is a lower priority as they struggle to meet their daily demands for food and shelter.
Street Medicine Project (formerly wound care project for street children) was founded in 2015 targets to support street connected children and elderly people on transit to safe homes/shelters in Mwanza city to access free healthcare services outside the hospital.
With support of medical volunteers, we conduct weekly outreaches and daily follow of ill children and elderly people in streets and refer to other facilities when needs arise. We attend various diseases including wounds, UTI, Malaria, Typhoid, Schistosomiasis, worms etc