In January, the clinic was able to consult 2829 patients. There were 715 new patients and 2114 return patients.
The breakdown of the ages are:
Kids under 1 year – 303
Kids 1-4 years – 399
Kids 5-14 years – 254
Pregnant women – 260
Family planning – 53
Other adults – 1560
Injections were given to 229 people and 326 dressing changes were done. Emergency care was provided to 17 patients. One was referred to another hospital, ten were sutured. Most of the accidents were at the home (6) rather than in the road (5), at work (5), or other (1). There were 6 people with burned treated during January.
There were 260 pregnant ladies that came. For 82 of them, this was there first prenatal consult (25 in 1st trimester, 33 in 2nd trimester, 24 in 3rd trimester). There were 61 that this was their 2nd visit, 42 for their 3rd visit, and 75 for their 4th or more visit. There were 49 infants born this month. Only two were low birth weight. Five delivered in hospitals and 44 delivered at home. There were 3 moms that were age 15-19, 40 moms that were 20-34 years, and 6 moms that were over 35 years old.
Christian Aid Ministries, Americares, Love-A-Child, International Aid provided medications and supplies that allowed us to continue to treat patients. We are very grateful to them and other organizations that see the need and are so generous to help. We enjoy working with others for the improved health and care of Haitians.
Americares gave us a grant to purchase this motorcycle to transport supplies and patients for the cholera treatment center and clinic. Emergency transport around the area will be much easier with this motorcycle ambulance.
There were 293 people treated with skin infections, 181 with fungal infections, 234 with pneumonia, 69 with scabies, 9 treated for malaria, and 2 for typhoid fever. There were 62 people treated for cholera, 371 treated for other diarrhea illness, and 912 for parasites. Chronic conditions included 307 with hypertension, 68 diabetics, 26 with seizures, and 20 with asthma.
……and one cute boy who fell asleep waiting for his mom to pass.