Siloah Lutheran TB Hospital

Being a Church founded Hospital Siloah’s vision is to provide, improve and achieve optimal health for all patients in the Siloah Lutheran TB Hospital, as well as all the community members of the Edlomodlomo region and surrounding areas. The Siloah Lutheran TB Hospital is a 127 registered bed hospital situated in Zululand, between the towns of Vryheid and Nongoma in rural KwaZulu-Natal. Siloah is a state-aided facility and relies heavily on a Department of Health grant subsidy for its survival.

The services offered by The Siloah Lutheran TB Hospital include the following:

• Diagnosis & treatment of tuberculosis & multiple drug resistant tuberculosis of both inpatient & outpatients.
• HIV/AIDS Inpatient and outpatient care.
• A primary health care gateway clinic, open 7 days a week.
• A primary health care mobile clinic at 26 mobile points, operating 5 days a week.
• Emergency care and services.
• Maternity.
• Professional medical assistance to several Abaqulusi Municipal clinics.
• A dispensing pharmacy.
• Access to Laboratory services.
• Medical and surgical referrals.
• Access to X-ray services.

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TB/ HIV/AIDS Integration Awareness School Campaign

It has been identified that most homesteads in the community around Siloah do not have electricity and thus the children in the communities are deprived of exposure to technology and education on TB and HIV/AID’s integration. Thus Siloah’s TB/MDR Team identified a need to plan for a TB/HIV/AIDS/HCT awareness mobilization campaign for the pupils of the local schools in the area. The schools are not served and visited by the Department of Health School Services because of their rural location and bad dust road infrastructure. This campaign was launched in March and April 2014 and has been enthusiastically received.

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