In collaboration with a local Association ESVECO, and Aide Medical Congo (AMC) the CMA “Christian Medical Association” delivered free consultation, investigation and treatment of Paludisme to the Population of Mugunga in Goma North Kivu from Thursday 17 to Saturday 19th October, 2019.
Seven hundred and thirty people were investigated and treated for malaria. The major focus of medical supply was on those suffering with malaria knowing that it is one of the diseases that has swept away a number of people living in MUGUNGA AND GREEN LAC.
However, a couple of other noninfectious disease (malnutrition, hypertension, diabetes, HIV), surgical pathologies, infectious disease (typhoid fever, UGI) were out of the scope of the camp due to lack of funds.
DAY ONE OF THE CAMP
The medical camp began on Thursday 17th of october 2019
In Lac vert Quarter goma commune, in North-kivu, in The Democratique Republic of congo, at 12h oclock, the work should have started around 8h:30 but due to unavoidable circumstances we beggan abit late, for the were some agreements by the ministry of health to provide some equipements unfortunately they delay and we could not manage the event without them.
It took us thirty minutes to kick off the event , all the patients were ready under a tent, outside the church requested by EVSCO where all doctors were awaiting for the official lunch.
With the crowd of expectants awaiting eagerly to be treated and consultad with their small ticket in hands on quee with arrival the medical aid congo the event beggan peacefully and in a calm mood where a team of students were welcoming people to wash their hands appropriately and onather team on distributions of tickets in order to follow the line, and at the entrence three more student,
As you enter the church there you meet two students using the paracheck for B.P measuring the blood pressure and in front of them eight tables were aline and on each table one Doctor with one or two DOC 4 students assisting them while doing the consultation.s for a temperature check
DAY TWO OF THE CAMP
Day one was not that easy first of all knowing
that it the fist medical camp done by A.M.C A,
around 2pm all volunteers doctors, students,
and ESVCO members took a lunch break of breads and Sodas availed by A.M.C.
and with all unpreceedented issues we could not be in a position
to cover the whole need of each resident according to their expectations,
however we were able to consult over 223 Two hundred and twenty three people ,
where 25 twenty five people were tested TDR Positive
and we ended the consultation work around 30 min 4pm.
one jeep was ready and started taking volunteers back each at his her home stage,
and the last gathering left around 5 pm past to preparer for the next day.
As result of delay from day one day two beggan with energy and enthusiastism,
and determination from all teams. around 8 oclock ,
Doctors,medical students as well as members of ESVECO all were ready preparing files,
arraning patients way on how to proceed with their consultation.
With a resilience spirit we received over 259 People
where 28 of them were tested positively on the TDR test.
The mood of collaboration of gradually increasing and almost every one was active
and passionate with his her assigned work,
and at lunch time you could see every one excited from the great experience receiving.
Around three thirty we could not get any one
and the vast majority was prevented by the rain that drove
all of us in the church and doctors kept working up 4pm
where they decided to stop for day 2.
DAY THREE OF THE CAMP
We eventually had our last day of consultation on Saturday,
this did not start as other days simply because it was very cold early morning after,
around the last team arrived around 9H,
the team that arrived early beggan their duty as residentents
were also given small ticket to line up.
As the day continue we could get the mood changing step by step ,
the more patients came in the quicker DOCTOR were proceeding with consultation,
on this final day we were able to consult 255 People on a positive TDR of 48 cases.
With the mobilisation of the people and the human resources
in place as well as medical equipements and drugs we managed
to consult a total of 737 People having testing a nuimber of 101 TDR
where feminin gender was 454 and Masculin gender was 283 Total.
We eventually trhank GOD for his support from day one to day three being
on our side given strengh and capacity treating unpreviledges onses
without discrimination, and negligence,
we appreciate the particpation of each DOCTOR,
medical student, Ade medical congo, and EVSCO being part
on this great engengelism actity that left a scars
in the hearts of people living in mugunga and lac vert.
Some of the positive points,challenges and suggestions are stated
down in order to have an over view
on where to encourage and correct to the next event.
As we were collecting datas,
we came to realise that out of 737 people
at least 345 were above 50 Years and 259 were kids of about 8 years old,
and above 18 years old all the way to 50 we got 135 patients.