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A Health Center
 
HEALTH CENTER OPERATIONS
 
The Health Center is organized into the following units:
 
• General and specialized outpatient medical consultations in the following areas: pediatrics, gynecology, ophthalmology, emergency medicine, dental surgery, endocrinology, cardiology, dermatology, nutrition, neurology and gastroenterology
• Maternal and child welfare
• HIV (screening, prevention, support and treatment)
• Dental care
• Nursing care
• Vaccinations (tuberculosis, diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, hepatitis A and B, polio, chicken pox, etc.)
• Laboratory testing
• Medical imaging and radiology
• Hospitalization: for monitoring purposes, capacity of four to 6 beds
• Pharmacy stocked with a wide range of medicines for the diseases treated at the Health Center
• Nutrition
• Administration (day to day management, human resources, cash and accounting)
 
HEALTH CENTER STAFF
 
The medical, technical and administrative teams of the Health Center are comprised of more than 60 professionals, including general practitioners, midwives, nurses, health aides, administrative and technical agents, as well as specialists in the areas mentioned above. As of January 2016, the Health Center was staffed by more than 20 full-time permanent salaried employees (medical, administrative and technical personnel), and by more than 30 part-time professionals for specialized medical consultations or field campaigns.
The Health Center personnel and the Foundation are also assisted by trained and experienced volunteers who work in all the different specialties, as well as in administrative and project management capacities. The Health Center also has project teams for our specific campaigns, such as the Malaria Project of the Global Fund or the HIV project with ICAP-Columbia University.
 
THE HEALTH CENTER IN A FEW FIGURES
 
More than 100,000 medical or paramedical interventions in 2014:
 
• 21,377 curative medical consultations (compared with 2,000 in 2006)
• 18,582 laboratory tests (compared with 7,607 in 2008)
• 1,775 x-ray and medical imaging scans (compared with 1,029 in 2010)
• 995 ultrasounds (compared with 21 in 2006)
• 308 electrocardiograms (compared with 30 in 2007)
• 858 dental procedures (compared with 418 in 2010)
• 61,000 euro budget for medicines in 2013 (compared with 1,000 euros in 2006)
• 1,024 observations or hospitalizations (compared with 228 in 2006)
• 1,433 HIV screening tests (of which 116 were positive, a rate of 8%) ; 249 pregnant women screened to prevent in utero transmission (with a 3% positive rate) / Monitoring of seropositive patients in 2014: 246 adults and nine children

Primary Care Health Clinic Abidjan, Ivory Coast