Mobile Clinic Data (2018)
The average number of
- clinics per month: 51
- students treated per month: 1,047
- teachers treated per month: 120
- children educated per month: 8,927
HopeCore prides ourselves on having an integrated health program. By focusing our effort and time on prevention, HopeCore can improve the health of the community and reduce the costs incurred through treatment. The school-based mobile clinics are an essential component of the public health activities, with a goal to improve the health of children by preventing disease and detecting and treating health problems early.
By working with 200 schools in the Maara Sub-County, we effectively and efficiently reach approximately 45,000 children; often reaching those whose parents might not otherwise seek out treatment.
During each mobile clinic, the pupils divide themselves into upper primary and lower primary. One group attends the health education lecture, while the others are given the opportunity to see the nurse for any health concerns, after which point the two groups switch. The pupils can self-select to be seen by the nurse, or in the case of the younger students, teachers sometimes refer children they know are ill. Each pupil sees a community health worker for triage services, then waits to be seen by one of our qualified nurses. The nurse treats each patient individually to ensure confidentiality and that each pupil gets the attention they deserve.
Typically, clinical services treat complaints including, but not limited to malaria, diarrhea, upper respiratory infection, scabies, amoebiasis, septic wounds, urinary tract infection, intestinal worms, ringworm, and viral infections.
HopeCore’s trained health educator conducts health education lectures during school mobile clinic visits to our partner schools. Students are organized by classes into lower primary, upper primary, and secondary students so that each lecture is age-appropriate and targeted to a specific audience to maximize understanding and comprehension. The wide-ranging health curriculum includes hygiene and sanitation, nutrition, common diseases, malaria, and adolescence and sexuality.
In addition to the school mobile health clinics, our nurse and community health worker also do follow-up visits to any patients that require additional attention. Our school mobile clinics are a critical health intervention in the Maara Sub-County.