88 children and 98 women were among the 203 patients assisted during the last medical field conducted from World Friends. This time the camp was built on June 30th in the slum of Mathare, and 30 patients, after a first visit, were referred to Ruaraka Uhai Neema Hospital for further treatment.
The forty-two year old Salma Samora took her 11-month-old twins for a check-up, due to persistent chest pain. Today tells us about his experience as a patient:
"I have been using the services provided by the Mathare Medica Camp for two years. I live nearby so whenever we have health problems, and the doctors are present, I go to them. In May 2017 I was in the sixth month of pregnancy, I was expecting twins. It was a difficult pregnancy, I was always sick and my legs were constantly swollen. After a general checkup the doctors decided to refer me to the maternity ward of Ruaraka Uhai Neema hospital for receive the antenatal care I needed. The following months pregnancy went better, they managed to stabilize my situation thanks to medicines and supplements. After two more months i my two little ones twins were born, safe. There are really grateful to the doctors and nurses for the quality care they have offered us.
From where I live it is difficult to have access to good health services. When I look at my children, I always remember that medical camp of 2017 thanks to which I arrived at the Ruaraka Uhai Neema hospital. The choice to go to the medical field again that month was the best I could have made, a great fortune for me and my twins: Yahaya and Mohammed, who are now 11 months old ”.
Salma is a mother of 7 children, and she is alone. Her story represents the problems that hundreds of women, living in slums, face every day: the lack of essential health care and other basic human rights.
With the "Medical Camp" World Friends project, and the Ruaraka Uhai Neema hospital, want to improve the health of vulnerable communities living in the slums north-east of Nairobi.
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