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DÉCLIC and the University Education Community Health Centres (CHC-Us)

Thanks to the DECLIC Project’s support, Mali’s future health professionals now have access to internship environments rooted in the community where they can develop their ability to work in an interdisciplinary manner and becoming a key link of a decentralized and efficient healthcare system. This last video of a series of four leads you straight to the heart of the University Education Community Health Centres (CHC-Us).

DÉCLIC Project has established a network of five CHC-Us in order to welcome the Faculty of Odontostomatology’s residents (FMOS) and the National Institute of Health Sciences Training’s interns (INFSS). CHC-Us allow to students to put into practice the theories they have learned, as well as to offer an ongoing training to all health professionals. CHC-Us represent a curricular innovation for Mali.

Prior to the DÉCLIC Project, professional training was not decentralized to the level of Community Health Centres (CHCs). As a result, CHC-Us aim for a decentralized approach that brings health care to vulnerable and remote communities. The network has also been equipped with infrastructures, modernized medical equipment and helped build staff capacities. The presence of in CHC-Us of trained and qualified health workers helps to meet the needs of communities.

DÉCLIC Project has also set up in each CHC-Us a hygiene and sanitation committee which ensures the hygiene of the centre and its premises. Health workers are consequently trained in biomedical waste management (BMWM), infection control in care environment, etc. In fact, a sanitary health environment ensures good conditions for quality health services that meet the needs of the populations.

 

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