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Medical Camp at Olives

By 6 years ago
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Last weekend, Steven and Michael from Olives Rehabilitation Centre along with AAR, a local medical clinic, held a medical camp at the school for people in the surrounding community. This was an opportunity for people from Bombolulu to seek free medical advice, basic medicine, testing and counseling, something the majority are unable to afford. A few days before, flyers had been posted throughout the village and children had been given smaller flyers to take home to inform family and friends.

People from the local village of Bombolulu, where Olives is based, waiting to see the doctors

Olives provided the location with individual classrooms being turned into a reception area, a nursing station, a doctor’s surgery, a small lab and a pharmacy. Signs were placed on the door in both English and Kiswahili.

Sign written in both Kiswahil and English

People were registered first, seen by a nurse to be assessed, had a consultation with a doctor and finally given medicine by the pharmacist. AAR provided the medical staff for the day – 3 doctors, 2 nurses, 1 lab technician, 1 pharmacist, 1 receptionist – as well as basic free medicine.
Reception area as held in KG1 classroom

A patient receiving a consultation with Dr Mutinga from AAR

AAR’s resident pharmacist

A number of Olives children helped throughout the day, guiding the patients to the classrooms or helping to fill in the forms in the reception area.

Dylan and Rama from Standard 7 working on the reception desk

GVI volunteers were also on hand, ensuring things ran smoothly. Despite quite heavy downpour throughout the day, over 500 people turned up, with a few of our local boda drivers turning up . Fortunately, Olives now has a veranda, thanks to a donation last year, so everyone was able to keep dry!

One of several downpours throughout the day

GVI volunteers were also on hand, ensuring things ran smoothly. Despite quite heavy downpour throughout the day, over 500 people turned up, with a few of our local boda drivers turning up . Fortunately, Olives now has a veranda, thanks to a donation last year, so everyone was able to keep dry!

GVI volunteer, Libby, an ER nurse back home, helping with assessment

Louise