Sibanor Health Centre is a small clinic about 100 km from Banjul, seeing over 36,000 patients each year. Our work is divided between the general clinic where the focus is primary health care, the CARE centre which provides specialist HIV care, the ward and maternity.
We mostly serve the communities of our two neighbouring rural districts (Foni Bintang Karanai and Foni Berefet). Although some people do also come to us from further afield — including the area of Senegal just across the border.
The clinic is very busy during the rainy season, when we see a significant increase in malaria cases as well as other infections. This season also coincides with the period just before the harvest, when there is less food available to families in the villages around us.