Gulmina and three of her children recently made the three-kilometer walk from their village to the Behsood Health Clinic to get Tylenol and antibiotics for one of her children, who had a fever and sore throat.
“I waited in line for a very long time, but there was no medicine left for us,” Gulmina said. “I was very disappointed and very upset. I walked away from the clinic with my children, empty-handed.”
Gulmina is just one of more than 2,000 patients who come to the clinic each month – more than 80 a day – many of them walking several miles and more than two hours to get there.
Sadly, though, during the final days of each month, dozens – sometimes even hundreds – leave the clinic untreated, because all medicine has been distributed.