Provide primary health care for street children

by Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc
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Provide primary health care for street children
Provide primary health care for street children
Provide primary health care for street children
Provide primary health care for street children
Provide primary health care for street children
Provide primary health care for street children
Provide primary health care for street children
Provide primary health care for street children
Provide primary health care for street children

Project Report | Aug 22, 2023
Accomplishment Report: KliniKalye Mobile Health Clinic Project (January - June 2023)

By Dr. Josefina Pamela Carpio | Mobile Health Clinic Project Coordinator

Project Overview

During the period of January to June 2023, the KliniKalye Mobile Health Clinic Project successfully conducted a total of 607 medical consultations, exceeding the midyear target by 107 consultations. This initiative aimed to provide essential medical services and support to vulnerable street children and their families.

A.    Accomplishments

For the period of January to June of 2023, there were six hundred and seven (607) medical consultations under the KliniKalye Mobile Health Clinic Project, which is 107 above the midyear target.More than half of these consultations were already done in-person during area visits. Aside from the scheduled clinics per area, beneficiaries were also able to request for a consultation through their social worker, and were also able to chat directly with the Physician during office hours through the Childhope Philippines Teleconsultations FB page.

During clinics, the patients were provided with the following services:

  1. medical consultations and physical examination
  2. woundcare (for face-to-face consultations only)
  3. complete medicines
  4. multivitamins and minerals supplements for at least one month
  5. medical supplies for wound care
  6. medical counselling

Only seventy four (74), or 12.19%, of the consultations for this period were Well Child consultations. During these consultations, medical counselling revolved around ways to prevent illnesses and injuries, including proper wearing of masks, proper hygiene, and road safety.

Duringthenutritionalstatusmonitoringdoneinthefirst2monthsofthisyear, 87% of the beneficiaries assessed had normal height and 74% had normal BMI.

Fifty(50) beneficiaries were provided additional assistance for:

  1. diagnostic procedures
  2. dental procedures
  3. referrals to hospital /specialist
  4. corrective eyeglasses

Lastly, for this period, there were no disabilities and no deaths arising from negligence or delay in providing assistance.

B. Services Beyond the Identified Community

The KliniKalye Mobile Health Clinic provided online and face-to-face medical check-ups to other indigents where Childhope operates. The KliniKalye Physician also provided occupational health services for Childhope’s employees, and supervised medical students from Ateneo School of Medicine and Public Health as the Field Preceptor for their online community rotation.

 

II. LESSONSFROMPROJECTIMPLEMENTATION

A.   Learnings

Health is affected by several factors. In the case of street children, it cuts across issues like children's rights, education, child protection, etc. Therefore, it is important thay we work with different sectors of society to properly addresshealth problems of vulnerable groups. With advocacy and active participation in promoting health with different stakeholders (academe, business, civil society groups, the government itself), we make sure that health is put as a top priority. Likewise, the KliniKalye works for holistic health development of its beneficiaries by working hand-in-hand with the different units under the Street Education and Protection Program to simultaneously address their needs for overall well-being.

B.    OngoingChallenges

Weather Disturbances.In the first months of the year, temperatures were elevated, making it hazardous for Childhope employees to go to the area during certain times of the day.In the later weeks of the first semester, there wereseveral typhoons and heavy rains, resulting in floods, leading to cancellations of area visits, or outright suspension of work.During these times, clinics were reverted to telemedicine.

Minor Difficulties Contacting Patients.Telemedicine was still conducted toenable other patients to undergo consultations and receive medical assistance despite hindrances in attending face-to-face clinics during area visits of the mobile clinic. As in the previous years, there were still minor difficulties in contacting patients, mainly due to poor mobile phone connection of the beneficiaries.To address this, help from parent leaders were solicited during phone calls, so that more patients can undergo check-ups even with only a few mobile phones in the area with good connectivity.

We extend our heartfelt gratitude for your invaluable support, which has enabled us to make a substantial impact on the health and well-being of underserved communities. Your contributions are instrumental in advancing our mission to provide quality healthcare to those who need it the most.

 

Thank you for your continued partnership and dedication to the KliniKalye Mobile Health Clinic Project.


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Childhope Philippines Foundation, Inc

Location: Manila, N/A - Philippines
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Twitter: @ChildhopePH
Project Leader:
Mylene Lagman
Resource Mobilization and Communications Manager
Manila , N/A Philippines
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