PDI Mobile Clinic Outreach Services

Even if the day comes that every community in Africa is now equipped with functional primary healthcare centers; that would still not be enough. “Sensitisation” on the importance of taking personal responsibility for one’s own health stands tall among the many challenges faced at grassroots healthcare in Africa. For a serious turnaround to happen in primary healthcare in Africa, the service ratio must be 80% for taking healthcare to the people and only 20% as to waiting for the people to come to us at the healthcare center. At least, that should be the pattern until such a time that enough awareness for the importance of taking responsibility for personal health management has been achieved. And that’s not all, we think, as much as 70% of medical services should be sensitisation on how personal health works, while just 30% for treatment, in the foreseeable future.

Shifting the primary healthcare service ratio to 80% for taking healthcare to the people and only 20% for expecting individuals to visit healthcare centers emphasizes the proactive approach to healthcare in Africa. This model focuses on extensive sensitization efforts to raise awareness about personal health management and the importance of taking responsibility for one's health. By prioritizing community outreach and education, this approach aims to empower individuals to actively engage in their own healthcare. Additionally, the emphasis on sensitization for personal health management underscores the significance of preventive healthcare practices over treatment, reflecting a holistic and proactive healthcare strategy.


For the above reasons, mobile clinic outreach services constitute an integral part of PDI’s grassroots healthcare delivery. In the order of priority, below are the services we have set out to achieve under the PDI Mobile Clinic Outreach.

  • Personal healthcare awareness and sensitisation – our in-house findings show that right now, the vehicle of awareness and sensitisation on its own will save more lives when compared to that of treatment on its own. The reason is not far-fetched. Ninety-nine percent of the Africa population are yet to be sensitized on the superior significance of early detection/on-going personal health management over emergency style hospital healthcare. Not many realize that even when you can afford it, should you leave things too late; not even the doctors can help, sometimes. There should be more resources poured into this, if we are to turn the tide with respect to public health in Africa. Therefore, here at PDI, we tell the personal health story from difference angles, using the local day to day language and illustrations.  
  • One-on-One Doctor Consultation – it is a known fact, that 85% of members of the community would rather stay back and put up with health challenges, until such a stage that they could no longer cope. At that point, not only would the chances of being able to help them have grown slimmer. For majority, the financial cost for treatment may probably have also gone out of their reach as well. It is for the above reasons that we use mobile clinic as a strategic platform for initiating doctor’s consultation at grassroots level.  After that, it is always easier to use further appointment to thereafter pull patients to our nearest walk-in clinic. 

Who can benefit?

  • Local communities across Africa that stand to benefit from increased access to proactive healthcare services within their own environments.
  • Individuals seeking greater awareness and understanding of personal health management, preventive healthcare, and healthy lifestyle choices.
  • Healthcare professionals and organizations committed to promoting a culture of proactive healthcare and preventive medicine in African communities.
  • Public health initiatives and policymakers aiming to implement sustainable healthcare models that prioritize community outreach, education, and preventive healthcare practices.