Baidoa, -One year after a Holy Thursday donation by Pope Benedict XVI, a Catholic clinic in Baidoa is expanding its services to more people in the Horn of Africa nation.
The health centre, run by Caritas
The outpatient facility serves up to 170 patients a day, with some patients traveling more than 50 kilometers to receive free care.
Abdullahi Mumin, the medical coordinator, told CISA the common ailments in the region are respiratory infections like tonsillitis, bronchitis, rhinitis and the common cold, which often advance to the potentially deadly pneumonia due to delays in seeking treatment.
According to Davide Bernocchi, director of Caritas
"We are glad that the Pope remembered the people of
The president of Caritas
Grace Kyeyune, the UNICEF Chief of Field Office in Central and Southern region of
Source: Catholic Information Service for Africa