Posted: Tue, November 22, 2016 | By: Nyakiyumbu Widows Orphanage Humanist School
NYAKIYUMBU ORPHANAGE PRIMARY HUMANIST SCHOOL
22nd NOVEMBER 2016
RE: CLINIC REPORT
From 19th October to 18th November 2016, we have so far received the following disease cases in the clinic. Below is a table showing these cases:-
- Malaria — 70
- Peptic Ulcer Disease - 23
- Respiratory Tract Infections — 24
- Diarrhea — 25
- Body Ring Worms — 22
Total Number of Patients — 164
As seen in the table above, the leading disease is malaria with 70 cases followed by diarrhea and others that follow them. From my understanding, it could be because of mosquito bites breading in the stagnant waters (running water) around their homes which they some times even use it for home use. Most of the children if not all of them, do not use mosquito nets in beds as they go to sleep. This is not because they have them, but they are lucking.
When it comes to diarrhea, the water they use at home for drinking is not treated because they lack money to buy treating tablets and other medicine to treat the water since they fetch from the unhealthy sources.
The RTIs affecting the children could be the condition they study in, in terms of un-cemented classes or because they are so much open with the dust either in classes or as they play. This could be having many children with Cough and Flu.
I may not be in position to determine how much of the malaria a child could be having apart from physical observance when malaria test strips and a glocometer are lucking to test the magnitude of the disease.
We request that the department of healthy in Nyakiyumbu, be facilitated with funds to purchase sprayer chemicals or mosquito nets to be distribute to children as a measure to control the rate of malaria spread in the community.
We also request the aid of hand washing materials to be availed in the school to curb down on diarrhea.
We thank you very much for facilitating the clinic to make it running.
I believe my request will be granted consideration
Kambasu Zedekia (School Nurse Attendant)