Our goal as Partners for Care is to promote wellness and eliminate disease in Marurui slum by:
1. Teaching the people of Marurui slum how to prevent community health diseases.
2. Treating those who get sick
3. Help the chronically ill to manage their disease.
We are approaching this through our medical clinic, by implementing mHealth and through community health teaching. And, PFC is working to ensure every child in Marurui slum sleeps under a bed net. To date the staff have distributed 833 bed nets in this slum. The team is teaching how water can be cleaned by using the sun. As you walk through the slum you can see the people have placed jugs of water on their roofs for the sun to turn the dirty water clean. At night there is clean water for their children.
|Peter teaching women from Marurui Slum on community health|
|Jugs of water on a roof in the slum for the sun to clean the water|
When the people are sick they call Peter who works in our clinic. He goes to them at night, weekends - whenever they call him. Peter uses his mHealth mobile devise to collect medical information and then transmits the information to Dr. Vincent through the internet. An electronic medical record is opened for the patient. Dr. Vincent reviews the information on his computer and then directs Peter how to help the patient.
It is a great joy for me to hear Peter talk about his work. Peter arrives early for meetings and is always available to do whatever is necessary to serve his fellow staff of PFC or to serve the people of Marurui slum. Equipping Peter to do his work is why Partners for Care exists. As Ryan says..we equip them and then stay out of their way because they can do the work....they can reach and help their own people.
Blessed to know and learn from a young man like Peter,
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