Peripheral Mother-Child Unit, Thalalla, Matara District, Sri Lanka (Completed)
Visiting the refugee camps which were established following the tsunami, we were regularly confronted with the insufficient medical supply at the camps as well as at the hospitals. The few hospitals, which had not been damaged or completely demolished by the tsunami, did not have enough capacity for all the injured people and were in urgent need of medicine and medical supply."
Aside from the fact that the people in the Southern District do not even have the basic necessities in life anymore, there is an urgent need of upgrading the health sector in this area, especially regarding childcare. None of the rural hospitals have a proper child and maternal ward with sufficient equipment. The pregnant mothers or parents have to travel long distances with their sick children to the next hospital.