In the Children's Village we have a small infirmary with three beds and medical supplies. The mothers have all followed a first aid course and receive an annual refresher course. In addition, one mother has a somewhat broader medical background.
We are also very happy with the volunteers with a medical background who visit our Reception Home and Children's Village to check on the children.
Malaria is widespread, so we make sure all children sleep in treated mosquito nets. All buildings are disinfected twice a year with a long-acting insecticide. Despite these measures, one or two children every month get a fever and have to go to hospital to be treated for malaria.
Medical costs can be high, which is why we have taken out health insurance policies for all children. Including for the children in our Relatives Support Programme.