Today the medical team was joined by our other half...our interpreters and Kenya medical team. We got started at Good News Academy in Majaoni at 8:30am by unpacking our supplies and medicine and got our work stations set up. In the morning we saw half of the 11 classes and then finished the other half by 4:00. The schools in Kenya have 3 kindergarten levels called, KG1, KG2 and KG3. Each class after the KG classes is called Class or Standard, followed by the number. For example, first grade is called Class 1 or Standard 1. At Good New Academy, the school goes up to Class 8. There are 34 students per class.
The practitioners saw many different diagnoses today. The most prevalent being coughs, allergies, tinea corporis, tinea capitis, headache (mainly due to dehydration), ear wax impactions, and upper respiratory infections. Overall, the majority of the children had a healthy child check up. This improvement in health over the years is evident based on the high percentage of healthy children seen (43%).
One major goal of the work we do on the medical trips is to provide health promotion education. Sue and Debbie saw expectant mothers and provided prenatal assessment and counseling. Thanks to the donations of friends in the US, we were able to provide baby blankets, quilts, baby clothes, and prenatal vitamins to each lady.
We are looking forward to another great day with the kids at Vipingo tomorrow.