Our bi-annual medical camp was held on a Saturday in April at the Dagoretti City Council Grounds, near our local office. In one day 376 people received medical, dental, and eye care, along with preventative nutrition, sexual health, and hygiene care.
Of the 376 attendees, 223 were students of the program, 30 were guardians, 20 were staff members, and the 103 others were relatives and neighbors of the children in the program.
Friends of Ngong Road provides ongoing healthcare when needed throughout the year to students, but this medical camp is critical to catching some of the more chronic issues and providing preventative care. Several students were treated for various level of dental needs, and five needed teeth pulled. Among other symptoms treated were bloated and painful abdomens, ear discharges, headaches, slight sprains, upper respiratory tract infections, and peptic ulcer disease.
Testing for HIV was also conducted, and education regarding treatment and care for those who are HIV+.
Medical camp is an important service we are fortunate to be able to offer our students and community. Medical camp is made possible by our generous sponsors and donors and helps kids learn better when they are healthier. This event is co-sponsored in Kenya with Ngong Road Health Centre, Nairobi Women’s Hospital, St. Joseph Catholic Health Centre, Sunrise Dental clinic, Sai Pharmaceuticals Company, Savani’s Bookshop, and volunteers from Kikuyu and Voi Rotary Clubs and Red Cross.
Thank you to the community of Friends of Ngong Road for making medical camp possible.