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Health care on the countryside is insufficient and of mediocre quality. For the 16,000 people in the commune there is only one health station with 5 nurses and no doctors. The station is a small brick building with 6 patient rooms with simple beds. Recently the center was extended with a birth station, spended by USAID. In 2014 it got access to the power network that slowly is being extended in the rural villages. Equipment for storing of medicines is still operated on gas. There is a limited availability of medicins and medical tools. Transport to the health station and to the nearby hospitals (15 and 30 km away) has to be arranged by the people themselves. In many cases people cannot afford it.

Tuberculosis is wide spread and diarrhoea is a major problem still being one of the most frequent causes of death in small children.