Help train health workers in Guatemala

 
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Final Project Report

Cristina and Brayan
Cristina and Brayan

Thank you for all your support for project Training and Supplies for Health Workers in Nepal. This is our final report for this project. It is a report from Felix Aguilar Ramírez in Xachmochán Village, Guatemala. 

A Young Mother’s First Experience With Childhood Pneumonia

Last week a Ministry of Health coordinator, Santiago Brito Raymundo, visited my community. I assisted as we examined people who came to us with health problems. My neighbor, a young mother named Cristina, brought her 2-month-old son Brayan to see us. She seemed worried and she told us her baby was sick. I took his temperature and counted his breaths and could see right away he had pneumonia.

I asked Mr. Santiago to double check. He examined Brayan and asked the mother if she was breastfeeding. Cristina said yes she was. We weighed Brayan and he was 13 pounds, which is a good healthy weight. Mr. Santiago confirmed my diagnosis. We explained to Cristina the danger signs to watch for and how to recognize when her child has pneumonia. We gave her antibiotics and explained how to give the medication correctly for 7 days. I think Brayan will be fine in a few days. 

Please take a moment to watch Felix in action. We have posted videos of a day in his life and a video of his visit with Brayan. 

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Tara Fisher

Westport, CT United States

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