Our Roadside Wellness Centres

The WBCG has established a network of roadside wellness centres across the country in collaboration with industry partners and the Ministry of Health and Social Services to provide HIV/AIDS and other primary health care related services to mobile populations such as long distance truck drivers, sex workers and general border communities within close proximity of cross border areas. The project also received support from the Namibia Transport and Allied Workers Union (NATAU) and the Ministry of Works and Transport.

 

The wellness centers are established in a form of a container and attends to the health needs of the mobile populations and are conveniently located and occasionally open during hours when the mobile populations are resting for the night and therefore have time to seek health services. They help public and private stakeholders to reach critical mobile populations at the heart of major health and safety issues. An electronic health passport system links all of the centres so that treatment information can ‘travel’ with our clients.

 

 

Services offered at Roadside Wellness Centres include the following services:

 

  • HIV Testing and Counselling (HTC)
  • CD4 Count Measurements/Tests
  • HIV Treatment and Care Services
  • STI screening and Treatment
  • Risk Reduction Counselling
  • Social Behaviour Change and Communication Tools
  • Basic Primary Health Care
  • Hypertension/Blood Pressure Testing
  • Glucose (Sugar/Diabetes) Rapid Testing
  • Cholesterol Rapid Testing
  • Haemoglobin Rapid Testing
  • Referrals to Voluntary Medical Male Circumcision (VMMC) Services
  • TB Screening
  • Condom distribution