Exploring the community-
From left: Morena, Steve, Angela, Mike
Morena with one of our pregnant patients, who is due this month!
(Fingers crossed that we can be there for her during labor!!)
Some stats on the age breakdown of Las Delicias. There are about 35 births per year.
While the average life expectancy is 67 years, some of the residents seem to beat the odds, with 121 elders making it past that-- must have to do with all the great health outreach going on! :)
Morena's "Risk Map"-- green = low risk, yellow = moderate risk, red = high risk.
We saw the whole range in our visits today.
There are a number of programs dedicated to improving the health of the community of Las Delicias, including:
- Vaccines for children
- Pediatric weight checks and assessments for malnutrition
- Vaccines and outreach to the local school
- Elder outreach - flu & pneumonia vaccines, as well as a comprehensive meal program
- Adolescent support group
- Dengue campaigns
- Animal vaccination against rabies
- Pap smear campaigns
We will have the opportunity to work on a number of these projects during our time here, so keep an eye out for more updates!