Medical Camps, addressing village health needs

Jessica taking temperature of a kid

URF organizes a series of medical camps throughout the year in various villages to provide direct access to needed basic health care services. The camps involve health screenings, basic treatment, and health education.

The most recent medical camp was held on Sunday, February 26, 2012 in Kajjalubanda village. While we were slightly inconvenienced by the heavy rain in the morning, we still managed to treat over 60 patients.

People who came were suffering from coughs, flu, malaria, and a variety of other illnesses. Some women came in for a prenatal check-up. One of our Canadian volunteers is trained midwife and was able to attend to these women.

I would like to extend a special thank you to all those who made this medical camp a success, especially the Village Health Workers of Kajjalubanda, the URF nurses and staff, our international volunteers, and village leaders for mobilizing people.

Many thanks to our generous donors whose financial support makes this and other community outreaches possible. We are looking forward to the next medical camp and hope that it will be just as successful as the previous ones. (by Jane, URF Nurse)

URF team at the medical camp