Mangao Aid Post

Mangao is a further days walk to the east of Pyarulam on the Lai river. Steaming hot, the disease pattern is similar to other hot locations like Elem. Malnutrition is also a major issue. These people are somewhat culturally distinct from Engans, speaking another language. There has never been a health service located in this area.

With the opening of their airstrip in 2011, EBHS decided to place a health worker for the first time in this extremely needy area. This service commenced in March 2013 with a CHW being placed at the aid post in Mangao. Since then a new staff house has been built and the aid post has acquired a solar fridge for vaccines.

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