We continue to be involved with and support health links with Timbuktu as part of the twinning of Hay and Timbuktu (Hay2Timbuktu). The groups aim is to develop friendships and partnerships between the people and health care workers of Hay and Timbuktu to make a difference to the health and well being of both communities.
We have connections with 3 Health Centres in Timbuktu and have been able to support areas of their work in the last 10 years. This has mainly been around maternal and child health, as these were identified by health workers in Timbuktu as priority issues.
Together we have developed educational projects to deliver health messages to the people of Timbuktu via radio and specific chosen local “motivators” who go into the markets and meeting places to pass on advice and encourage attendance at the Health Centres. We have helped find patient access to their services and some medications. We have also been able to find equipment for the Health Centres including a motorbike ambulance.
Our funds have come from the generosity of local supported fundraising events as well as from the Welsh Government.
Look out for fund raising events throughout the year.
We value all your support and are grateful for all the generosity that is shown to the link.
For more information please visit the website www.hay2timbuktu.org.uk or on our Facebook page haymedics4timbuktu.
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