2019 Mobile Medical Clinics Report
During our July Mission AYA Project hosted rural mobile medical clinics, partnering with local healthcare providers and village volunteers.
AYA project distributed treatments to every eligible patient at our clinicians with Albendazole to treat parasitic infections and vitamin supplements. Local healthcare providers and village volunteers received education on the treatment protocols and will repeat our treatment plan in six months for all that would like to receive a repeat treatment. AYA has supplied both villages with enough Albendazole for distribution in six months. Thank-you Americares for providing AYA Project with Albendazole treatments.
During our clinics AYA distributed over 1500 OTC medication packets such as Acetaminophen, Ibuprofen, cold and flu medications, vitamins, iron, and GI medications.
Our physician and NP prescribed over 250 prescriptions including antibiotics, antimalarial medications, hypertension medications, and diabetic medications.
Our most critically ill patients during our clinical were children that had Plasmodium falciparum malaria. The malaria parasite is transmitted by Anopheles female mosquitoes. Classic signs of a malaria infection are high fevers, muscle weakness, vomiting, sweating, dehydration and can progress to organ failure and cerebral swelling and death. When children contract F. malaria they can die within a few days without treatment.
AYA Project along with local healthcare providers treated all patient's diagnosed and suspected of having an active malarial infection with medications donated by Blessing International Medicines for Missions Charity. Follow up care continued for all acutely ill patients under the care of local health care providers. AYA project funded all follow up care on ongoing medical needs for 12 acutely ill children. All of the children have made a full recovery and are doing well.
Our pharmacy filled most of the prescribed medications from donated supplies obtained from our partner organizations and supporters. Needed medications not available thru our donated supply were purchased locally and distributed to those in need. AYA Project funded 45 additional prescriptions all purchased locally.
AYA treated an estimated 25 minor wounds and 3 major wounds or skin infections. AYA distributed 40 skin care packs that included wound care kits, antibiotic creams and lotions.
During our mobile clinics reading glasses donated by Americares were disturbed, A total of 350 pairs of glasses were placed in the hands of those in need. The villagers loved the glasses and looked very stylish in the them. Volunteers from the village were trained to administer simple reading glass exam and assisted villagers in selecting the appropriate reading glasses. It was a very successful partnership and we look forward to continued use of village volunteers next year during our reading glass distribution.
AYA projected donated all excess supplies and medications to Nadakro village clinic to be used for further treatment for villagers. Education and training was completed with local health care providers ensuing safe usage and distribution of donated medical supplies.
We are looking forward to our continued partnership with the villages and healthcare team in 2020. During July 2020 we will be growing our mobile medical clinics and host clinics at four locations each location will have 2 sessions.