Following unrest and fighting in Kodok in April 2017 and the displacement of the population to Aburoc and some towards the north, all the health activities including VL diagnosis and management were affected. The majority of the population settled in Aburoc where emergency health services were established to offer basic primary health care activities. Some of the VL patients who were on treatment in Kodok had moved to Aburoc.
IMA re-established VL control services in Aburoc by providing a tent to be used as a treatment center, provided drugs and rapid tests and also identified staff with experience in management of VL to continue with diagnosis and treatment of cases. The staff also traced some of the patients who had been on treatment and ensured that those traced were re-enrolled and finished their treatment.
From April to November 2017 a total of 11 primary KA cases were diagnosed and treated. Without this facility these patients couldn’t have accessed any treatment.