26 Jun 2019

A New Medical Camp at Torosei, in the Kajiado County

 

On the 17th of June 2019, a medical camp was held at Torosei, one of the most remote and underserved areas in Kajiado County.

 

The people in the area face context specific issues such as poverty, especially food poverty, resulting to high levels of malnutrition and nutritional deficiencies.

 

The medical camp offered therapeutic and supplementary ready to use food as well as dewormers to the children and women, who came in great numbers thanks to our Community Health Volunteer and Mobilizer Grace and James. A total of fifty-nine people benefited from the medical camp, including children who are six months to five years of age as well as expectant and breastfeeding mothers. Thereafter, they were educated on disease prevention and control, the importance of nutrition screening such as the muac (Mid-Upper Arm Circumference) and management of acute malnutrition in children.

 

 

The medical camps held by World Friends once every two weeks also brings essential healthcare services and acts as a link between the remote areas and upper level healthcare facilities. This in Turn helps in reducing the number of maternal and child mortality and improves maternal and infant health in Kajiado County as per the Millennium Development Goals.