Maternal & Child Health Clinic Operations
The Ipalamwa General Health Clinic serves 10 communities in the
Ukwega, Mlafu, and Kising’a wards in Kilolo district. Focus of care
concentrates on children’s and women’s health and wellness, and
includes general and preventative medicine.
Two prepackaged nutritious meals and micronutrient supplements
are provided daily to pregnant women, mothers, their babies, and
school-age children. To promote food self-sufficiency, ongoing
nutrition education and food producing technologies and training
are offered to all RCP families.
Parents Educational Workshops
Volunteer professionals transfer health, hygiene, nutrition, and
child-rearing knowledge to parents through interactive workshops
focusing on the “how” to help families navigate and maximize the
first 1,000 days and beyond. The goals are to explain why certain
behaviors and technologies are important for their young children
and demonstrate ways to adopt and apply them.
RCP staff and volunteer professionals conduct regular home visits
to reinforce knowledge learned during workshops, help families
adopt new household technologies, and offer parents psychosocial
Household handwashing stations, container gardens, fuel-efficient
vented cookstoves, chicken coops, bed nets, and rainwater
harvesting systems improve quality of life and help control
infectious disease. All RCP families currently have access to
household handwashing stations, and many have container
gardens. As funding permits, all other technologies will be added.
Village cooperatives produce and market a variety of handmade
and homegrown/raised products to generate income and increase
women's access to enterprise ownership.
RCP directly contributes to 10 United Nations SDGs and supports all others.
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