Currently, Feed the Children and IMO have been working hand-in-hand with Mount Meru Hospital. To better understand the typical needs of the medical department for our facility I have listed information (gathered from the hospital’s site) about most common diagnoses. Mount Meru Hospital is completely owned and operated by the government.
TOP 10 OUT-PATIENT DIAGNOSES (<5YRS):
1. Malaria 21.4%
2. Minor surgical conditions 14.8%
3. Acute respiratory infections 14.3%
4. Pneumonia 13.9%
5. Non-infectious eye conditions 10.6%
6. Diarrhoeal diseases 6.4%
7. Urinary Tract Infections 6.2%
8. Skin Infections 4.6%
9. Intestinal worms 4.4%
10. Eye Infections 3.4%
MOST COMMON DISEASES (in the region)
Yellow Fever, Typhoid Fever, Malaria, HIV/AIDS and Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Hepatitis A, and Cholera
“MtMeruHosp.” Welcome to EOL – Elimu On Line New Website. Web. 30 Sept. 2010. <http://eol.habari.co.tz/mt-meru-hosp.htm>.