Sri Lanka

Community Outreach – Primary Care in Tangalle, Sri Lanka

March 31, 2009

Minerva Fernando and Micheal Lear

To expand our reach to the surrounding communities, our primary health care clinic staff conducts off-site clinics at local schools and community centers to provide poor rural children with free checks-ups, and medicines.

Our most recent off-site function was on February 2nd at Tangalle Children's Relay. Our team below was on hand to serve the children of the school, their parents and members of the community.

While the children were the main focus, news traveled fast throughout the community and the clinic was crowded with adults and seniors wishing to take advantage of the free medical consultations and care provided.

A total of 103 patients were treated. The breakdown is below. Also pictured here are the refreshments we provided to the community and Nishantha, our accountant, who is always on hand to lend support to the team.

Under 10 years: 32

11 – 20 years: 20

21 – 40 years: 22

Over 40 years: 29

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