In the last 3 months, Clinica Verde has served 2,628 patient visits, including 350 growth and development consults for children under the age of 5. Thanks to the help of Vitamin Angels, we've been able to distribute Vitamin A supplements to 103 children between the ages of 6 and 59 months; provide multivitamins to 150 children, and serve 164 pregnant women with prenatal controls.
In addition, we've performed 15 PAPs and - something we're very excited about - we've opened our own on-site laboratory, allowing us to better serve and diagnose our cherished patients. As always, our top priority is to serve our patients with quality and compassion, promoting the prevention of illnesses through check-ups and regular education talks. In the past 3 months we've delivered 33 talks on themes including nutrition, dengue, maleria, danger signs of pregnancy and family planning. Our biointensive garden managed by Global Student Embassy also receives visits from our patients, teachers and students from both secondary schools and universities, all of whom learn about the biointensive method of farming and how to create home gardens that amplify the nutrition of families.
In the department of Boaco, where Clinica Verde is located, 23% of pregnancies occur in adolescents, and this number is also an area of focus for us. Thanks to the support of the Strachan Foundation and an alliance with TeenSmart International, our teen club has been actively connecting with area teens to provide education talks and equip our teen leaders with information on sexual reproductive health to share with their peers.
Dina, a Boquena woman born in 1968, is one of the women who we've served with honor, overseeing her pregnancy and the delivery of her baby with quality and compassion. She is a blessing to us, and to all.
We wish all of our supporters a very warm, safe and loving holiday season during this time when we are all called to remember that we are born to serve and support those among us living in need.
Celebrating the Purisima at Clinica Verde.
The Global Student Embassy team at Clinica Verde.