Angoy’s Avenue Health Centre being underutilized

The Angoy’s Avenue Health Centre (AAHC) located in Smythfield, New Amsterdam recently hosted its first Health Centre Day and it was disclosed that the facility is severely underutilized.

The event, which will become an annual feature, was intended to give members of the community an opportunity to publicly voice any concerns they may have about the services offered at the health facility and make recommendations on how those services can be improved. The activity also served as an avenue for the health centre’s staff to disseminate pertinent information to persons accessing services at the facility.

The health centre serves some 15000 people within the catchment area of Tucber, Smythfield and Angoy’s Avenue. With a staff comprising of one visiting doctor, one midwife, one community health worker and one visiting clinic attendant, the centre provides a host of services inclusive of Pre and Post Natal Care, Infant Clinic, Pre-school Clinic, Family Planning Clinic and Doctor’s Clinic. Additionally, the …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.



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