This team serves more than 30,000 patients per year. Over half of the patients are suspected malaria cases, 30% are infant and maternal immunizations, and 5% are child deliveries. The maternity unit is equipped with 30 pediatric beds, two delivery beds and 36 maternity beds for the 100 deliveries that take place at the hospital each month.
Other equipment at the hospital includes one outdated X-ray machine that is used to produce an average of 65 X-rays per month, one ultrasound machine and three oxygen tanks. This equipment is shared between emergency services and outpatient, in-patient and pediatric wards.
Other medical supplies such as gloves, sterile needles, laboratory reagents and X-ray films are often in short supply, forcing the healthcare workers to make difficult choices that put themselves and the patients at risk of an infection.