Clinic

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The police station across the street from our clinic.
The past two days have been clinic days. I spent most of the time checking patients in, taking their vital signs, and figuring out why they had come to see us. We saw many many children with malaria. They all looked so pitiful and helpless. They had fevers greater than 103 degrees! There was also many kids with scabies, ring warm, wound infections, etc. Unfortunately, we also saw many families who did not have a complaint, but were just visiting the clinic to see what we could offer them. We did give out several pair of children's shoes that we had collected prior to our trip and brought with us. Of course, we also did fluoride treatments on all of the children! We also did some dental cleanings. I wish we had more to offer, but we can only bring so much with us on one plane flight. I think in the end, we gave out over 500 toothbrushes and fluoride treatments, 250 pairs of shoes, and treated over 800 patients with medications we had brought with us. Any little bit helps!

Yesterday afternoon we visited the sewing school. It is one of the very few forms of education provided beyond grade school. The owners of the school were very happy to see Americans with money. Of course we purchased what we could afford ... dolls, bags, shirts, etc. Tomorrow we are going to visit the satellite clinic in Icoteas so we will spend the evening packing!.
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The police station across the stre…
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Showing off our purchases from the…
Showing off our purchases from th…
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