Mobile Health Clinic – ‘Tilipo’

I know that there are people out there who do not know how to access healthcare. I am happy working with communities because I know that there are people out there who cannot do it alone.

– Grace Matanga, Community Link Officer

Tilipo means ‘we are here’

Our mobile health clinic takes HIV testing and counselling, sexual and reproductive health services and essential medication to the most at risk ‘hotspot’ areas of Lilongwe, Malawi. The clinic benefits female sex workers, sexually exploited girls, their families, clients, brothel owners, the police service and the wider community in which they work.

The clinic is staffed by a fully qualified nurse and trained HIV counsellors who conduct weekly outreach. Alongside their stand alone work, the clinic team accompany groups of trained facilitators as they enter into communities to run interactive theatre performances based on issues relating to HIV, sexual and reproductive health and gender.

Our mobile health clinic has proved a vital resource in taking services to at risk people who would not otherwise be able to access healthcare, and has been praised by the District AIDS Commission. In the last three years the clinic has provided HIV testing and counselling to 1,295 female sex workers and sexually exploited girls and 1,919 of their clients.

Read more about our work with female sex workers.

Read more about our work with sexually exploited girls.

 

MHC team

The clinic team outside a bar in Lilongwe after a morning’s work