Testing Orphans for HIV
Today the in the clinic we treated 156 patients. Today 80% of our patients were tested with severe Malaria.
The computer lab process is coming along well. They are almost done with putting up sockets in the community center and tomorrow they will be putting up the solar panels yeah.
We are still in the process of testing all the Maisha kids of HIV/AIDs. So far we have tested 30 kids I am already heartbroken since some of my favorite kids have tested positive.
The solar panels are up and the computer lab is in its finishing! We were even able to skype from the community center in the village! The next phase is figuring out how to set up wifi in the computer center. Our goal is to start computer classes and teach the children in our program to be familiar with computers as they grow up!
The clinic is going well, we are almost out of funding for our medicine. In three days we have seen roughly 400 people through our clinic and we still have two days left. At the end of each day we have to turn people away and tell them to come back early the next day.
Tomorrow we will meet with Moses to see the final sketch of the Wynter Griffis House. We are hoping to break ground sometime in the next week!
We are still testing our kids for HIV everyday to complete their health records in their profiles. This is a great opportunity for us and also heart breaking at the same time.
Movie night is on Saturday night and the kids couldn’t be more excited. This will be the first time that we wont have to use a generator since our solar panels are up and running!
On our first day in Kisumu our team got settled into St. Anna’s Guest House. We were then met by Dr. Wiclife to figure out our game plan for the medical clinic. We went into town to buy the medicine and supplies such as the new awesome microscope! Shortly after our trip into the city, our team member Wynter got sick and had to return to the guest house where she ended up throwing up and sleeping for the rest of the day. After some prayer and rest she was 100% again.
We started our clinic today! Having our three nurses from the states along with Dr Wiclife and his team made today a huge success. We saw 100 people in the clinic and 70% tested positive for severe malaria. Out of the 10 kids we tested from the Maisha program, 9 tested positive for HIV. Although these are hard results, this is exciting breakthrough because we were able to accurately test and treat the people from the community.
Today the men worked on wiring, lights, sockets and installing light bulbs in the community center! Tomorrow we will be looking at putting up the solar panels as well as testing the computers out in the village.
Today we fed 285 children through our feeding program. We were able to feed them maize and beans and tomorrow we will be feeding the children rice and beans.
Girl’s Dormitory- Tomorrow we will be strategically planning where to build the girl’s dorm. After this is established we will be able to start breaking ground for the new structure at Maisha.
We are in the process of updating all the profiles on the kids at Maisha. Tomorrow we will be updating them all with current health records so we can better serve the children.