Sri Lanka: Long Term Medical Support and Growth Hormone Treatment for Children
Long-Term Care Continues: Q1 2016
March 31, 2016
Stephney Minerva Fernando
Summary of Activities
- Organized and held 3 monthly meetings for the months of January, February, and March 2016
- Collected information from the children about their treatment and progress at the monthly meetings
- Provided traveling expenses and nutritious food packages for the children and their families
- Gave each of the 5 children a food parcel, worth Rs. 2,199/= each. The food parcels were distributed by Mr. Nishantha Sandakelum and Mrs. Stephney Minerva Fernando for the months of January, February, and March 2016.
Provide long-term medical support and treatment to children suffering from congenital health conditions affecting growth hormone production and cholesterol modulation.
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Access to Quality Care
Medical Services Provided
- Issuing medication
- Safely storing the delivered vials of growth hormone (GH) from Baurs Company
- Documenting the issued vials and recording the progress of the children’s height and weight by the medical authority at Karapitiya Teaching Hospital in Galle, Sri Lanka, under the Supervision of Professor Sujeewa, Senior Consultant Pediatrician of Karapitiya Teaching Hospital.
Continuity of Care
We plan to continue long-term medical support for these 5 children through monthly meetings, therapy, provision of food parcels, and any additionally required monitoring or treatment during the second quarter of 2016, which includes the months of April, May, and June.