Medical trip roundup

We had a great opportunity in May to send our first medical team to the Onzole River area to help with assessing the health of the communities there and to provide some training and guidance on various health issues like dental hygiene and nutrition.  Members of the team, which included a doctor, a handful of nurses, some translators, and a variety of other volunteers, held 5 clinics in the area that served 514 people over the course of a week.  The team supplied each family that came through the clinic with a month’s worth of vitamins and spent time answering questions on everything from menopause and pre- and post-natal health, to how to discern illnesses, when to treat them locally and when to travel into town for help.

From all accounts, it seems like it was a very successful trip and many of the Canadian visitors said they can’t wait to go back!

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