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Pellissier Science Laboratory Report for Term One (22nd February – 22nd April 2016)

Posted: Wed, April 27, 2016 | By: Past Projects

Pellissier Science Laboratory Report for Term One (22nd February – 22nd April 2016)

On behalf of the Pellisier Science Laboratory, I extend my sincere thanks to Bob Pellissier for supporting this laboratory. Below I inform you about what the laboratory has been doing in the last two months. The school will however close for term one on 13th May this year.

The PSL used to serve the Railway school & the Rukoki School but with effect from this year, the Railway School was no more and all pupils who felt interested in continuing to study with us were given options of joining the Rukoki Campus in Nyamwamba Division, Kasese Municipality or at our new school at the Bizoha Campus in Muhokya.

Laboratory activities at PSL:

1. Laboratory screening and testing of sick pupils.

2. Medication access to the sick pupils at the schools. We managed to share the drugs at our disposal in this lab with our sister school at BIZOHA in Muhokya.

3. De-worming exercise to all children and staffs at both schools

4. Sensitization on personal hygiene at both Bizoha and Rukoki campuses.

The Management and staff of Kasese Humanist Primary School together with the parents extend their thanks towards the services offered by the Pellissier Science Laboratory. Special thanks goes to Bob Pellissier for supplying this lab with medicines, equipments and salary to the Medic.

The school medic has been actively busy in attending to the medical needs and attention at the two campuses, children were taught about personal hygiene, water safety, proper nutrition and water purification techniques.

De-worming: Exercise was carried out at the two campuses where close to 401 people were de wormed. This exercise is mandatory to all our pupils and workers so that they are free from intestinal parasites which retard mental capability and growth related defects to the population.

The Deworming information is summarized in the table below:

Pupils at BiZoHa 167 dewormed March 29th, 2016

Staff at BiZoHa 13 dewormed March 29, 2016

Pupils at Rukoki 205 dewormed March 8, 2016

Staff at Rukoki 16 dewormed March 8, 2016

Total Dewormed 401 Children identified with fungal infection were advised issued with Clotrimazole ointment cream. Children with scabies were advised to use Benzoate cream which is in stock at the PSL.

Cases of Malaria was prevalent in the course of this term and children were advised to ensure bushes around their homes are cut, empty tins or stagnant waters around homes cleared plus sleeping under treated mosquito nets emphasized.

One of our microscopes was extensively used in identifying disease causing agents which was supplemented with usage of rapid testing.

Summary of cases handled in the respective months.

cases seen

42 cases at BiZoHa campus, from February 22 - April 22 (Malaria, respiratory tract infections, ring worm, diarrhea, nose bleeding, ear aches, ulcers)

26 cases at Rukoki campus, from February 22 - April 22 ((Malaria, respiratory tract infections, ring worm, diarrhea, nose bleeding, ear aches, ulcers)

68 cases were handled in the 2 months period

Drugs purchased:

Malaria testing kits,Albendazole, Metrandazole, Clotrimazole, Cotrimaxazole, cotton wool, dispensable gloves,coartem, vitamin k injection, benzoate cream, cough syrups, ampicilin, Dextrose sugar powder, piriton, Other inject able, first aid plaster, Sanitary pads, Paracetamol, Mg Triscilin, Aqua safe tablets 4 boxes, magnesium, surgical and methylated spirit. Hydrogen peroxide, gauze, normal saline, multi vitamin tabs and syrup.

Funds Allocation:

Amount received from the Funder $1500 (Bob Pellissier)

Funds allocated to the Medic salary for the Three Quarters 400$

Annual Drugs and Medicines for the 3 quarters = 900$

Miscellaneous funds were at $100

Lab utensils and equipments $100

Receipts of expenditures are filed in the PSL file available at the PSL at Rukoki

Drugs still in stock till end of Term One:

cotton wool 1/2 roll, first aid plaster 95 pcs, 3 bottles, genta eye 10, dispensable gloves 60 pairs, gauze 10 packets, Magnesium tabs 200, zinc 80 tabs, plaster 3 roll, coartem(1x24)16 doses, coartem(1x12) 30 doses, mebendazole 102 tabs penv 60 tabs, multivitamin 40 tabs, iodine tincture 2 bottles,120 tabs, stripe bandage 4 rolls, , Clotrimazole 10 tubes, Oral rehydration salts 16 Sackets, paracetamol 250 tabs, vitamin k injection 11 boxes, amphicillin 50 tabs, vitamin c 521 tabs, envelopes 30pcs, Anti malaria testing strips 30 pieces.

The laboratory will remain open till the closure of term one which is likely to be on 13th May 2016.

On behalf of the Pellisier Science Laboratory, I thank BOB PELLISSIER for continuing to supporting this laboratory and availing to me a monthly salary. I do thank the School Director, Mr Bwambale Robert for his dedicated efforts to avail to me the funds for procuring the drugs, his total cooperation to respond to my request for specific drugs in case we have ran short of them.

I also thank the international community who continue to value initiatives by Kasese Humanist Primary school. Not all schools here have services at the disposal of pupils like KHPS has done. This is a great step towards caring for the younger ones in our efforts to create a healthy generation.

Yours in service,

Rujumba Maate Lamech

KHPS – PSL Lab technician

Witnessed by: Bwambale Robert Musubaho (School Director –Kasese Humanist Primary School)


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