Physicians for Social Justice (PSJ)

PSJ's mission is to promote community health, as well as support underserved rural communities to realize their highest attainable standard of health. This mission is borne out of our strong conviction that physicians have a crucial role to play toward the realization of the United Nation's Millennium Development Goals(MDGs), especially in regard to those goals related to health.

Village head of Faje receiving the ITNs from PSJ team on behalf

Village head of Faje receiving the ITNs from PSJ team on behalf
Photo from Progress Report 'Malaria Prevention Project Outreach at Faje Community in rural Mashegu' (view small | med | large | orig)

Practical demostration session by PSJ Malaria team on use and m

Practical demostration session by PSJ Malaria team on use and m
Photo from Progress Report 'Malaria Prevention Project Outreach at Faje Community in rural Mashegu' (view small | med | large | orig)

School children lined up to receive to recieve antimalaria chemo

School children lined up to receive to recieve antimalaria chemo
Photo from Progress Report 'Malaria Prevention Project Outreach at Faje Community in rural Mashegu' (view small | med | large | orig)

Providing mobile health services to remote areas.

Providing mobile health services to remote areas.
Isolated remote villages constantly face barriers of long distance and unaffordable costs to access health-care services in rural Mashegu. To tackle this problem, PSJ provides healthcare to these communities through a combination of mobile-clinic outreach and other community-based health promotion services. Due to the poor state of rural roads, PSJ mobile teams regularly travel to these remote villages to deliver these essential health services on motorbikes. (view small | med | large | orig)

Typical mosquito breeding site in rural Mashegu

Typical mosquito breeding site in rural Mashegu
This photo was taken by the PSJ project team while on a field visit to Mazakuka, a remote village in rural Mashegu. Poor environmental sanitation such as that depicted here provide suitable breeding sites for malaria carrying vectors (mosquitoes). Community-wide health education on vector control and environmental sanitation is one of the key strategies for reducing the burden of malaria in rural African communities like Mashegu. (view small | med | large | orig)

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