Here we met a health promoter and took the opportunity to provide education on blood pressure taking and what the values meant. Hopefully upon follow up, this health promoter will help provide valuable ongoing information on the people of this village.
Photo Credit: Briana Hermes
The Guatemala Village Health and UWB Team ready for a day of clinic in the village! (Missing Briana) We were very excited to be assigned to one of the many stations of clinic including check-in, triage, lab, education, glasses, pharmacy, or in with the doctor!
This photo was captured in Marcajan which is a village in Rio Dulce, Izabel, Guatemala. After spending the night there, we saw about 60 patients. Part of the clinic we set up included dental education with the children where we were able to provide the children with a toothbrush and toothpaste. We gave Abendazole and vitamin A to the children to treat parasites. In addition, we provided a fun hand washing activity to the village members.
Seeing the children is truly an amazing part of this experience.
Blog by Sukhaman Kaur, Global Health Promotion: Health Services Delivery in Resource-poor Settings
Team Guatemala at SeaTac airport, July 8, 2016