From December, 2019 until February 2020, we have performed an outreach program for screening and health education for the population in the villages around Ndanda.
A team of one doctor and 3 nurses have visited 6 villages, namely Njenga, Mpowora, Liputu, Mwena, Mkalapa and Tuungane.
All participants were checked for BP and blood sugar. HIV counselling and testing was offered as well as health education on Hepatitis B vaccination and cervical cancer screening.
Altogether, 747 clients attended screening sessions. 138 were found to have hypertension, 80 of them were newly diagnosed. 9 patients had diabetes mellitus, 6 of them were new cases. 11 clients were tested positive for HIV, all of them newly diagnosed.
All services were offered free of charge for the participants.