This is Dickson. He is a wonderful man and full of knowledge here in South Sudan. He has been working here for several years and is a great teacher! So today I was his shadow- following him around and helping out when I could. The photo is a pregnant women coming in with +malaria. So we placed an IV and started a drip. Within a few hours she was doing so much better. We were even able to send her home later the same day. :)
Malaria test +
Ewash in the Pharmacy
*Most common medicine at this time of year-- antimalarials!
Another malaria patient. His mother was even waiting here with him, she was very sweet. I don't know what tribe they are from but one I had never heard of before. I didn't speak their language and they didn't speak English, Mabaan, or Arabic. So there was a lot of smiling and nods and pointing. After his fever broke and the medicine kicked in he was doing much better. It's amazing to really be able to see such a huge change within only 1 or 2 hours. The drip takes 4 hours total to complete.
Me giving a rabies injection- just under the skin- sub-dermal. This boy was bit by a dog last week.
Injection for malaria. This child was not super sick so they did not need an IV and the 4 hour drip for malaria. But they had been vomiting so they were unable to take the oral medications. So an injection was needed. Dickson let me do it!
James- clinic registration