Community school clinics begin

The first clinic to be held at the African Hearts Community School has been conducted by the 2011 UBC GHI team.

The predominant illness requiring emergency treatment was malaria and the most severe, loss of vision due to inflammation of the retina caused by Toxoplasmosis. Many children had acute respiratory infections as this is the winter season in Uganda.

A parents meeting to discuss the plans to begin a formal health education and healthy practices program at the school will be held on July 9th; community leaders and local representatives from Rotary International will join these discussions. A plaque celebrating completion of the first phase of the school’s construction will be unveiled.