Supporting Rural Health Centres in Ethiopia

by Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET)
Supporting Rural Health Centres in Ethiopia
Supporting Rural Health Centres in Ethiopia
Supporting Rural Health Centres in Ethiopia
Supporting Rural Health Centres in Ethiopia
Supporting Rural Health Centres in Ethiopia
Supporting Rural Health Centres in Ethiopia
Supporting Rural Health Centres in Ethiopia
Supporting Rural Health Centres in Ethiopia
Supporting Rural Health Centres in Ethiopia
Supporting Rural Health Centres in Ethiopia
Supporting Rural Health Centres in Ethiopia
Supporting Rural Health Centres in Ethiopia

Project Report | Sep 1, 2015
The care of chronic disease patients in Gondar

By Dr Yoseph Mamo | Project Leader

Treatment of lady with Type 2 Diabetes
Treatment of lady with Type 2 Diabetes

Mentoring and hands on training to health centre nurses

 

The attached picture shows mentoring and training on the prevention and care for the foot in a 50 year old Type 2 diabetic lady being conducted by health centre nurses.

The training is taking place at the Koladiba health center, in the southwest Gondar area, in northern Ethiopia. Many diabetic patients still present at the centre with complications of diabetes such as advanced retinopathy (resulting in serious compromise to their sight), hypertension and foot ulcers at various stages. Techniques in careful follow up and regular examination of the foot, as well asteaching patients how to observe changes on a daily basis, comprise some of the training provided to health centre nurses during supportive supervision and mentoring visits by physicians and senior nurses from Gondar Teaching Hospital. If such messages are not delivered by nurses to empower patients on how to protect their feet, patients may neglect small wounds which in turn result in severe infection. If neglected, such infections can progress to gangrene and loss of the limb.

All patients with Type 2 diabetes are also referred to Gondar chronic disease clinic where retinal photographs are taken to screen for retinopathy, and where referrals are made for laser therapy to mitigate advanced damages to the eye. Picture 2

Care of Type 2 Diabetes Patients
Care of Type 2 Diabetes Patients
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By Dr Yoseph Mamo | Project Leader

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Treatment of diabetes cases

By Dr Yoseph Mamo | Physician in Charge

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Tropical Health and Education Trust (THET)

Location: London - United Kingdom
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Kat Brassington
London , London United Kingdom
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