The sewers are open, the water is not drinkable and the waste piles are everywhere. Even the most basic hygiene rules are difficult to follow when the water pump is too far away and toilet facilities are primitive in the extreme.People live massed in single room of very small dimensions with great risks of contagion in infection such as tuberculosis, a widespread disease, together with typhoid and malaria.
Balò in its health project provides medical care for all his children and regular medical checks that also include eye and dental checks. Physiotherapy treatments are also planned for children who have been affected by polio and for those suffering from bone problems due to calcium deficiency.
These treatments are extended to parents and staff working in Casabalò.