Save Kids Trust’s work in Jaipur this summer has been steady and effective.
Street medical camps have tackled many common seasonal ailments. These included treatment for fever, vomiting, boils, shingles; occurrences that patients didn’t know how to treat on their own. We also provided training as well as treatments whenever appropriate. The mosquitos of summer also bring an education opportunity helping parents understand easy ways to keep children healthy - like making sure ankles are covered since that is where children are most often bit. This is hard to do in the heat of the summer but so important in the fight against malaria.
With the monsoon rains starting in late July, there was some relief from heat, but rain also brings life threatening water borne diseases apart from the monsoon flu. To help marginalized families, health awareness meetings providing preventative health techniques, including water cleanliness and healthy diet, are especially important for the young and old.
In the slum areas, the women suffer more in the rainy season. This moisture puts women at an increased risk of urinary tract, reproductive, and yeast infections. The team at SKT held preventative awareness clinics for women to help them keep these issues at bay. One menstruation clinic this summer was sponsored by a medical team from Saigon and held in an indoor facility that everyone really enjoyed.
The desire to open a fourth clinic in Jaipur is progressing. An area has been located and Indian donors are focusing on how to secure land and a building. The clinic leadership is also still looking for an opportunity to replace their old vehicle with a more reliable newer mode of transportation.
We will sign off this newsletter with a photo of one of the SKT Teams. Your donation support and these men and women are the reason we can help so many individuals in Jaipur! Thank you!
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