The Sagam community health workers headed out to Mumias today. Mumias is typically our busiest county and we screened hundreds of locals today!
The HIV screening, consultation, and medications were provided inside a local church, while cervical cancer screening operated in a private building next door. One of our star nurses, Varsity, led the cervical cancer screening while Juliet and Floride asked the patients questions regarding their reproductive health and well being. A total of 42 women were screened for cervical cancer, 230 had their blood pressure tested, and 9 family planning consulatations.
A comical twist occurred today when some of the children waiting to be seen tried to express their artistic ability on our ambulance and AIHT vehicle. The vehicles served as their blackboard while their writing utensils were substituted by rocks. Although they are not as artistically inclined as Picasso or Van Gogh, the Sagam team had a great laugh as we admired their work.
As always, we would like to thank our partners and sponsors. Without their help, our weekly ventures would not be possible.