In the Upper Braldo Valley doctors and nurses are constantly involved in pursuing the fulfillment of the following projects:
Doctors and nurses keep a record for each patient that includes personal and anamnestic data, diseases, treatments etc.; particular care is taken in following pregnant women.
Monitoring and care for pregnant women
The Fellowship offers a Pregnancy Check to pregnant women of the Upper Braldo Valley, providing a free medical check at the beginning of pregnancy ( including glycemia and urine tests, electrocardiogram and ultrasound scan ) plus regular monitoring throughout the pregnancy.
School Health Care
Doctors and volunteers carry out health education activities in schools: courses on hygiene and first aid for the teachers and campaigns for sanitary hygiene and in prevention of endemic diseases, for the pupils.
Community Health Committees of the Upper Braldo Valley
This project is aimed at involving the local population in establishing their needs and further planning of health care and preventative medical initiatives. This envisages the creation in each village of a minimum group of three persons – one of whom must be a woman – who will receive on-going training and who will act as the local representative for health and public health issues. In addition to Askóle, four out of the ten villages of the valley have joined this initiative.
The project consists of three stages of direct involvement of the local people:
- Understanding factors of risk for personal health and village hygiene;
- Identifying areas of social weaknesses;
- Development of proposals to solve individual and social problems.
The Fellowship is responsible for the project and for keeping the District Health authorities of Skardu duly informed about health and sanitation needs of the population in the valley.
Project Coordinator: dr. Francesca Lanfranconi.