“She’d just had a miscarriage, lost a lot of blood and was not
responding. I gave 2 litres of IV saline and she woke up. Her family managed to get her on a motorcycle to the hospital, where she got
blood and she is now OK”.
Nurse Innocent – Pwunu Dyang
“Anena had been seizing for over 15 minutes when her parents carried her in. I injected diazepam and was relieved to see the seizure stop.
She used to have seizures every week, but now we’ve started her on anti-epilepsy tablets she hasn’t had a seizure for over a month”
Nurse Otim – Lutuk
“This month we treated 5 children for severe malaria. The nearest health facility which can give injections is 15km away so I don’t know what they would have done if we were not here.”
Nurse Stella – Lamoki
WHAT WE’VE ACCOMPLISHED:
The community and our nurses praise our positive impact on the community, but we have not yet been able to study the end-effects of our health centers on the health of the remote populations
We would love partner with universities or research bodies, who could quantify the effect we are having on measures like under 5 mortality, malaria burden, and household money savings.
Chronic diseases like diabetes and hypertension treated for the first time in remote communities
Increased knowledge of HIV and Hepatitis B status
Increased deworming of children
Earlier awareness of pregnancy and Antenatal care
Reduced anxiety about healthcare availability