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The health situation of the inhabitants of the valley is marked by difficulty of access to quality healthcare and a lack of information and prevention methods related to hygiene.

One of the most significant problems in the area is the high rate of maternal and infant mortality due to problems of health care during and after giving birth. There are doctors who care for women throughout pregnancy and midwives too, but they are poorly trained. There is also a lack of clinical material, poor health, and poor access to medication.

One of the roots of this situation is the lack of hygiene and basic sanitation by the mothers as well as poor nutrition.

Many people suffer from diseases related to poor hygiene and sanitation, such as skin diseases, intestinal problems or respiratory difficulties. Many people neglect their personal hygiene and that of their environment, with waste water accumulating in the canals or along the streets through which people pass, hence creating a hotbed for bacteria and viruses.

Today the Felix Baltistan Foundation is designing a health programme more oriented to the prevention of diseases and conditions. The lines of work are being developed to improve maternal and child health through the quality training of local health personnel for the women and babies. Training, free of charge, is in areas such as personal hygiene, food and posture and training in nutrition.