The goal of the Mobile Clinic is to improve the health of children by preventing disease and detecting and treating health problems early.
The school-based Mobile Clinic provides preventative and curative health services for the most common childhood illnesses, health education, and patient advocacy and follow-up.
- Weight and growth monitoring
- Anemia screening
- Malaria tests & treatment
- Typhoid tests & treatment
- HIV tests
- Upper respiratory exams & TB screening
- Blood pressure & blood glucose checks
- De-worming medication
- Wound care & first aid
- Eye exams
- Referrals to clinics & hospital
By working with 64 schools in the Maara sub-district, we effectively and efficiently reach approximately 20,000 children, and often reaching those whose parents might not otherwise seek out treatment. We hope to expand to additional schools by the end of 2014.
We begin each Mobile Clinic day with several health education sessions to students and teachers. The topics vary depending on the school and the target age group, but we usually address malaria, nutrition, common illnesses, and HIV/AIDS.
Our current Mobile Clinic is just the beginning of our community health outreach program, in the future we hope to offer a range of services in the remote regions of our district with a comprehensive list of the services most needed by the community.