Wound Care Clinic
Untreated open wounds are common in the local communities, especially amongst children. Infections often lead to extended absences from school and life-threatening serious health complications. To tackle this issue, primary school teachers from Nanthomba Full Primary School have received training for treating minor wounds and ailments from the Kalembo Health Centre in Ulongwe. Students can receive quick treatment on school grounds and promptly return to the classroom. Prior to the Wound Care Program, a small infection would often mean missing a day to travel to the Health Centre or a week to recover from a health complication.
The Wound Care Program has been in high demand since its inception, treating roughly 500 cases annually. Having a nearby treatment method has removed a common cause of absenteeism and improved the overall wellbeing of our students.
By treating small problems before they become serious, the Wound Care Program:
- Improves the effectiveness of education by improving attendance
- Reduces the number of health problems in the area
- Allows trained teachers to monitor students ailments on a daily basis, reducing risk of relapse
- Reduces the burden on the Health Centre
- Reduces financial burden on families, who cannot always afford treatment for their children
- Teaches students and family members important sanitation and treatment habits
The Wound Care Clinic is a very low cost operation, running at only $50 a month. However, this program depends on support from our donors and we need your help to keep it going. To sponsor the Wound Care Clinic for a whole month for only $50, please click the link below: