Lady Deborah Berewa outpatient Hospital Lakka, SL

 
$19,930
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Jun 18, 2012

Update on GGM Free Medical Clinic

SL staff after completion of teaching area
SL staff after completion of teaching area

A team traveled to Sierra Leone for six weeks from March 28th through May 10th.  The medical team was small to allow for more one on one time at the clinic with clinic staff. Here are a few of the highlights from our clinic at the National Rehabilitative Center in Murray Town  located in the capital city of Freetown.

  1. One on one staff evaluations and goal setting  was completed with each staff member.
  2. Statistical data collection was completed and will now be analyzed. 
  3. Initial data indicates that 1323 under five new child visits occurred from April 2011-2012.  These do not include repeat visits or circumcision patients.
  4.  8,580 over five years of age patients were seen in that same time period.  Again these are new registered patients and does not include returning patients
  5. With the arrival of our 3rd, 40ft. supply container came our file shelving unit and empty charts.  Thanks to the hard work of our staff all the past paperwork has been filed and patients charts are now easily accessible.
  6. An education area was constructed to provide health education and staff development classes.
  7. A new health educator/pharmacy assistant has joined our clinic staff to provide additional support to our SL clinic staff.
  8.  The clinic staff now includes a community health officer (CHO), clinic director and nurse, a registrar, two laboratory technicians (one is deaf), a pharmacy assistant/health educator, a clinic assistant for cleaning and a an amputee grounds keeper and general electrical maintenance.
  9. Malaria continues to be the greatest illness seen along with parasite infections.  A high number of patients are seen with diabetes and high blood pressure.  Our protocols for both allow the medical staff to provide quality care and education.  Because we provide free medications and follow up patient compliance is high.
  10. A visiting podiatrist from the USA who was directed to our clinic by individuals in the disabled community gave an impromptu wound care in-service to the clinic staff. 
  11. Outreach into the community and health education remain a high priority.
  12.  Funding for medications and laboratory testing supplies remains a challenge  We would appreciate hearing from anyone who knows how we can have access to both or either one on a reduced or free basis. 

Once again we thank all our donors for your support.!!!

Staff Development class in session
Staff Development class in session
New filing system at the GGM clinic
New filing system at the GGM clinic
Impromptu wound care inservice
Impromptu wound care inservice
Comments:
  • Rachel Gregory
    Rachel Gregory Thank you for this report. It is wonderful to see that progress being made and there are people getting medical care that are in need.
    • 2 years ago
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Carolynn (Lynn) Pelton

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Bellevue, WA Sierra Leone

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