HARD established a 13,000 square feet rural hospital and pharmacy to serve over 100,000 villagers without any other access to healthcare.
In this community complications from pregnancy and childbirth have resulted in many lost lives, and unnecessarily so. This hospital meets a critical need for prenatal care and delivery services, saving lives of young mothers and their babies. Villagers in this area also suffer from a variety of water-born diseases and infections as well as from malnutrition and other health complications that arise from poverty-stricken living conditions.
Members receive free treatment from doctors and specialists 7 days a week. Pharmaceutical drugs are available at a minimum cost for members, or complimentary for those in abject poverty.
HARD Hospital provides
Several qualified doctors (general practice, OBGYN, dentist, ophthalmologist)
Nurses and midwifes, as well as hospital administration and health worker trainers
Distribution of hundreds of free eyeglasses
Health awareness training at weekly group member meetings (AIDS, hygiene, sanitary practices, nutrition, birth control, and other health matters)
HARD’s pharmacy attached to the hospital is open 6 1/2 days a week for villagers to access prescription medicine.
- Our pharmacy keeps a wide variety of medicine available so villagers don’t have to travel all the way to the city to get the medicine they need.
- Medicine for members is a very low cost and even provided free for those in extreme poverty.
HARD members receive medicine at the HARD Pharmacy.
Prenatal, Nutrition, and Hygiene Training
Prenatal care, nutrition and hygiene issues are addressed in the communities surrounding the hospital through regular training sessions. For example, the moringa project educates villagers about the extremely nutritious moringa tree that is prevalent but not utilized for its extensive nutritional benefits.
Pparental and women's healthcare are greatly needed in the areas we serve. Many families do not feel comfortable with a made doctor in this role. HARD provides a female OBGYN doctor to care for these women with their unique needs. for many of these women (both young and old), their visit to the HARD clinic is the first doctor's visit in their lifetime.
Ophthalmologist examines a member's eyes in front of her home to fit her with the correct glasses.