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Lesotho: Clinics on wheels

SolidarMed delivers healthcare to some of Lesotho’s remotest communities.

People in the remote and inaccessible communities of Butha-Buthe and Mokhotlong have no or only irregular access to medical care.  SolidarMed therefore travels regularly to these communities in two converted vehicles to provide the population with access to vital health services.

Keyfacts of the project

  • Aim of the project

    To provide people living in the remote communities of Butha-Buthe and Mokhotlong with access to healthcare.

  • Target groups

    All members of the communities, particularly people with HIV, pregnant women, mothers with their children and older people.

  • Milestones

    2020: Launch of the mobile clinic in Butha-Buthe. 2022: Launch of the mobile clinic in Mokhotlong.

  • Methods

    Fitting the converted vehicles out with the most important medical equipment and delivering health services to remote communities.

Keyfacts of the project



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Healthcare on the doorstep

The two mobile clinics visit communities in each district around once a month and offer a range of health services.  This includes testing and treatment of HIV and tuberculosis, maternal and neonatal care, such as pregnancy check-ups and key vaccinations for children, as well as screening and treatment of non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes and high blood pressure.

Over 40% of the population live in remote and inaccessible villages, 57% live below the poverty line. SolidarMed helps these people access health services.

Delivering care on site saves pregnant women and mothers the long journey to a health centre.

There are now two mobile clinics doing the rounds in the mountains of Lesotho, visiting the communities on a regular basis.

The vehicles are fitted out with the most important medical equipment. This allows prenatal check-ups, HIV testing and blood glucose monitoring to be carried out.

Lesotho has the world’s second-highest HIV prevalence rate. At the same time, more and more people suffer from non-communicable diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. SolidarMed therefore trains healthcare professionals to handle a wide range of conditions.

Offering medical care to people right on their doorsteps significantly improves many people’s health: HIV patients take their medication correctly and regularly; diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure are diagnosed in good time; pregnant women no longer have to walk for hours for prenatal check-ups; and older people are no longer excluded from healthcare.

Your donation makes a difference

Only thanks to your donations can we provide vital medical care to people in remote mountain communities.

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Lesotho has the world’s second-highest HIV prevalence rate, with more than a fifth of adults HIV-positive. At the same time, non-communicable diseases, such as diabetes, high blood pressure and mental disorders are rising rapidly.


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