A river blocks the road to a remote community in the local government area of Rafi. (Photo: Malaria Consortium)
Mothers from remote communities where there is no medical care available will carry their sick child, often on foot, for miles to the closest healthcare centre. Sometimes this takes days. During the rainy months, the roads and paths can become impassable.
And upon reaching the health centre, they may even find that the medicines they desperately need aren’t available.
But this situation can change when community care is introduced. Today in Etsu Gudu, mothers like Kadigiti no longer need to travel far. Instead, they can immediately get help for their sick child, right in their village.