The doctors from Reach Beyond were able to treat more than 800 people over an 8 day period when they visited villages located around Bobo-Dioulasso in the south west of Burkina Faso last month. Many people were ill with malaria and quick diagnosis using their mobile laboratory facilities and provision of free medication meant their ill health could be treated effectively. The village of Bana where Aid to Burkina have built a medical clinic was their base for the first 4 days , then they spread further afield focusing on health care provision for members of the Fulani, a nomadic tribe spread across West Africa, and not always received well by local communities. Helped by a local Fulani pastor called Idrissa they were able to meet many of their health needs and established good contacts for the future.
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