Today we went with the Mercy Hospital team on a Village Outreach to Selenga. We met with the local chiefs to learn about some of the needs of the community, and we toured the village and school. Afterwards, we observed the Mercy Hospital team complete medical examinations and assistance to the residents. We had five stations: 1) Registration, weight, and height measurements; 2) Labs to test for HIV and malaria; 3) Meeting with the Community Health Officer to assess health needs and prescribe medication; 4) Pharmacy to deliver medication; 5) Prenatal screening and prescribe medication for pregnant women.
After the Village Outreach, we met with two different non-governmental organizations (NGOs), World Vision and Caritas, to learn what those organizations are doing to serve the Bo community, and how we can partner with them.
The pictures below include a baby who was born at Mercy Hospital yesterday, the chiefs and community leaders of Selenga and surrounding villages, Scott and Katie with Sister Augusta- the matron nurse at Mercy Hospital, the mission team at the Village Outreach, and the Selenga Community Center (where we did the Village Outreach).
- Katie Lewis, Associate Pastor, First UMC of Colleyville
Below: Prosthetists with the prosthetic limbs they recently created for patients at Mercy Hospital. Students at the primary school in Selenga.
The December mission team members accompanied the Mercy staff on a village outreach. They helped with the tasks of administering malaria tests, distributing medication, and weighing babies.