health update july 21, 2009
Due to an increased supply of drugs from the government hospitals and clinics, we have been able to offer our health services at a lower cost (10 KSh for adults and FREE for children). This has increased the number of patients coming to our clinic dramatically - sometimes we are seeing more than 50 a day with only one nurse! We want to thank our nurse, Valerian, and all of our Community Health Workers for putting in the extra time and effort to deal with this increase. The CHW's have learned how to properly dispense medicine, dress wounds, and weigh and evaluate babies. The team is a great support system for Valerian. We are so excited to be able to serve more of the community with our health programs, but it wouldn't be possible without our wonderful staff. More exciting news about the future of our CHW program coming over the next couple months!