Friday, June 5, 2015

GH2DP Outreach Trip: Day 2

Last night we arrived in Olanchito late and spent several hours preparing medications and supplies. Today we leave to go to La Hicaca where our first clinic will be held this afternoon.

A major focus of our health outreach work focuses on de-worming. Last year stool testing revealed a high prevalence of whipworm infection despite de-worming with a single dose of albendazole twice yearly. In addition to continuing surveillance we have changed our de-worming protocol to better target whipworm and have initiated a new de-worming tracking project.

After this morning there will likely be no new posts until we get back from the mountains. Will share more about our trip when we return.

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