PROMOTING COMMUNITY HEALTH IN MANSA , ZAMBIA
Red Deporte, has carried out a health program in the town of Mansa, located in northern Zambia, during second half of 2019, in collaboration with the Salesians.
To do so, it has moved a team of three health professionals, thanks to the agreement signed with Galicia Region Government in Spain. Clinical work has taken place in local community clinic, sharing knowledge and working methods with health personnel, in order to make joint decisions and find the best option combining both ways of working.
The clinical intervention has been complemented with the development of community activities on preventive health in a youth centre. The workshops with youth and children were about healthy eating and exercise, hygiene and basic health, sexuality and HIV, malaria prevention consumption of drugs and alcohol. Sports activities were integrated in the workshops, with games and adapted sports.
In addition, a pilot initiative for physiotherapy care has been launched in the Mansa village environment. Likewise, in collaboration with local clinics, diverse pathologies have been treated in every part of the body. Finally, various injury prevention talks were held among the population and young athletes.
The work carried out in collaboration with our partners and local educators, being an excellent start to promote health by Red Deporte in this region of Zambia.