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Sep 25, 2018

Maternal and Child Health Clinic

 

Dear Friends

We are glad to report that for the past three months, Hopecore has made tremendous progress and remarkable impact in providing universal healthcare to the poor in Maara Sub-county. Then number of clients have increases rapidly and this is credited to the mobilization done by our NCHVs.

We are happy to report that for the period between June 19 and August, our Neighbourhood Community Health Volunteers (NCHVs) have conduct 4287 household visits. The NCHVs taught the community about: breastfeeding, nutrition, family planning, Immunization and hygiene. This has led to significant reduction in diarrheal related cases and minimum cases of malnourished children. We also collected a list of success stories from our NCHVs:

 “....after several visits and health education in two households whose mothers have not been taking their children for immunization, these mothers have accepted to take their children for immunization and they are ready to continue without failing for theyhave realised the importance taking the kids for immunization"

“...l met a mother last week who had not taken her Child for immunization. The child was eleven months old and he had not been given measles vaccine. l took time to advise her to attend clinic. This week l was very successful and happy to find out  that the child was given the vaccine. This created a lot of impact to the childs health”

“...two malnourished children who were  under the care of Village Hopecore for last two months have picked well and they are very healthy.both parents and community are proud of that, continue with the same spirit, thanks Hopecore God bless you”

Our Maternal Child health clinic has registered remarkable number of patient where:

 -         3562 Mothers have been educated.

-         2271 Children Under 5 years participated in growth monitoring

-         1760 Children under 5 have been treated.

-         1,266 Children under 5 years have been dewormed

-         425 Children under 5 have been given Vitamin A dose.

-         19 Malnourished children were referred to a dietitian

 In August, we started operating a full-time clinic that opens from 8:00Am to 4:00Pm. The clinic makes our health service more reliable because clients can visit the clinic at any time and when we don’t have our mobile clinics in their villages. For a period of one month, we are glad to report that we have been able to treat 273 patients. We expect much turn-up at the clinic because of the reliability of our services.We got positive feedback from a client who visited the clinic:

“...am very happy about Hopecore full-time clinic because am able to bring my child to clinic after am done with my home chores and at any time. The nurses are very hospitable and am glad I got all medication for my daughter ”

 We have been able to accomplish all these because of the generous support from donor like you and for that we say a big Thank you for the continued support.

Aug 7, 2018

Updates from Kenya!

Our MedTreks team just returned from our time in Kenya working with Village HopeCore International. As always, it was a week full of education, training, collaboration, laughter and of course competition, as we had our annual Kenya VS U.S soccer match! (Kenya won during penalty kicks!) Here are a few highlights from our trip: 

1. Helping Babies Breathe: Our MedTreks team trained and certified 20 HopeCore staff on the course, Helping Babies Breathe. In addition to this training, MedTreks certified 2 HopeCore staff to be certified instructors of Helping Babies Breathe, they will now be ready to teach and certify other Kenyan's in their community! We were grateful to the Perinatal Rescue Association for sponsoring this training. 

2. 
 Telemedicine in Kenya: we successfully initiated our Telehealth program in Kenya. Each of our nurses at HopeCore has tablets that they use daily during the mobile clinics. We installed the telehealth application and trained our nurses on the basics of navigating the application. Our MedTreks team looks forward to providing ongoing training and consultation to our medical staff in Kenya through Telehealth in the future! 

 

Thank you for your continued support and helping our program expand! 

Jun 26, 2018

Recent Updates & Successes

June 2018

 

With the success of our NCHV program and Health Champion program we have a huge number of agents of change based in the community supporting Maternal and Child Health.

We have been collecting success stories from our NCHVs and CHWs, some examples of these are below.

-      “Last week I visited a baby who had asthma. I am pleased that the baby is doing well after HopeCore nurse, Winjoy did regular and strict follow ups and was able to advise the mother on the best way to care for the baby”

-      “After visiting a household which had no latrine for 12 days, the head of the household has started constructing a latrine. Also, 4 new households have reported drinking clean water after my regular home visits”

-      “After visiting a mother who was pregnant and advising her to go to the hospital to delivery, I found that she took my advice and delivered in the hospital”

We also regularly collect data on the condition of our patients after they have completed their course of treatment, or a few weeks after we have seen them. We do this in order to measure the effectiveness of our programming and treatment plans. We are happy to report that to-date in 2018, 75% of a representative sample of patients are healthy when we follow up, 18% are showing signs of improvement, and only 7% need additional visits from our nurses.

Additionally, we are happy to report that our NCHVs and CHWs conducted 1,012 home visits between May 1, 2018 and June 18, 2018. Additionally, we have an update on number of clients reached so far this year:

-       5,422 mothers have been educated

-       2,347 children under 5 have been treated by HopeCore nurses

-       3,615 children have participated in growth monitoring

-       1,923 mosquito nets have been given to children in the entering class of their school

-       1,666 children under 5 years have been dewormed

-       1,177 children under 5 years have gotten their recommended Vitamin A dose.

In April 2018, we trained an additional 25 neighborhood community health volunteers, bringing the total number deployed in the field currently to 52.

In May 2018, we deployed an additional team into the field so HopeCore now has 4 teams daily visiting schools. Each team is composed of 2 nurses, 1 health educator, and 1 or 2 community health workers. We expect to see the number of patients treated to increase this year and are excited to continue to share updates with you.

We are only able to accomplish everything with do through the generous support of donors like you!

 
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