FEBRUARY SUMMARY

by | Mar 11, 2020 | STEP-IN BLOG | 0 comments

DAWOODIA CLINIC:

 

GENERAL CONSULTATIONS PROVIDED

“Throughout February, our community health workers completed their project visiting the caravans in Dawoodia and screening community members for hypertension and diabetes. They also invited each family to a weekly presentation on the topic, giving in depth information on prevention and the mitigation of effects. Hypertension and diabetes are two of the most common reasons for patients to visit the clinic. We aim to address what’s most relevant and beneficial for the people we serve.

We have also launched a campaign educating community members on influenza and coronavirus. We mainly focus on symptoms and preventive measures, the intention is that when our community health workers leave each caravan, the family feels more informed on the situation and what they can do, and subsequently more calm. Having knowledge truly empowers people and enables them to protect themselves and their families. We’re fighting fear by distributing accurate information, not just face masks!”

– Brenda Hershey, Dawoodia Field Coordinator.

SERVICES AVAILABLE

NO. PROVIDED

CHILD MALNUTRITION SCREENINGS 60
PRENATAL CARE VISITS 46
MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTATIONS 27
ULTRASOUND INVESTIGATIONS 29
PHYSIOTHERAPY SESSIONS 29
CLINICAL LAB TESTS 988
MICROBIOLOGY LAB TESTS 1355
PATIENTS VACCINATED (w/ WHO) 48

TOP DIAGNOSES

NO. OF DIAGNOSES

HYPERTENSION 222
COMMON COLD 139
DIABETES 113
DYLIPIDEMIA (HIGH CHOLESTEROL/LIPIDS) 63
CHRONIC ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASE 62
MUSCOSKELETAL PAIN 58
HELMINTHIASIS 46

ERBIL PHYSIOTHERAPY CENTRE:

 

PHYSIOTHERAPY SESSIONS PROVIDED

“February was a productive and shiny month for the physiotherapy centre in Erbil. Spring is kicking in, days are longer and patients are now coming regularly and reliably. Our physiotherapists have implemented a system to share difficult cases and consult each other. Anmar, our doctor, is a great help in the management of complex cases as he often follows up patients after each physiotherapy session to make sure medical issues are also addressed. We’ve had an increase in the attendance of children with Cerebral Palsy (CP) and we are hoping to implement targeted training sessions in physiotherapy for CP in the coming months. Basheer, one of our regular patients, a Kurdish soldier who experienced a spinal injury, is receiving care from our neurologist. He is making slow but consistent progress and we have high hopes for his future.”

– Lucia Pedulla, STEP-IN Officer at the Ozal City Clinic.

PHYSIOTHERAPY SESSIONS PROVIDED

NO. OF SESSIONS

STRENGTH AND LOAD CONDITIONING 109
POSTURE EXCERCISES 76
JOINT MOBILISATION 63
HEAT SUCTION CUP TREATMENT 62
EDUCATION PROGRAMMES 59
STRETCHING EXERCISES 59
NEURAL REHABILITATION 49

MOBILE MEDICAL CLINIC:

 

GENERAL CONSULTATIONS PROVIDED

“February was a crazy month for the mobile medical team! Traveling to mountain villages through 3 feet of snow at the beginning of the month proved challenging, especially when our trusty Toyota decided to slide sideways across the road. Now the weather is getting warmer we are dealing with different problem – especially the growing number of parasitic and scabies related cases.

We have more and more patients traveling to our mobile clinic sites especially to see our doctors. People are coming to us despite living up to an hour away, proving that we are providing quality, in-demand healthcare! As the month came to an end we started to prepare for the growing fear surrounding coronavirus. We distributed informative leaflets amongst our staff and planned training sessions for March. We also found ourselves continuously explaining to our patients that masks were not beneficial to healthy people!

We continue to have the best lunches at Balqosh, cooked for us by a local family, which our hungry doctors are incredibly thankful for, and are ready for the challenges the next month will bring.”

– Martina Babikova, Field Coordinator for the Mobile Clinic.

 

 

SERVICES AVAILABLE

NO. PROVIDED

MENTAL HEALTH CONSULTATIONS 5
PHYSIOTHERAPY SESSIONS 150
CLINICAL LAB TESTS 740

MOST COMMON REASONS FOR VISIT

NO. OF VISITS

HYPERTENSION 325
DIABETES 211
MUSCULOSKELETAL PAIN (NON-SPECIFIC) 157
DYSLIPIDEMIA 96
CHRONIC ISCHEMIC HEART DISEASES 106
DORSOPATHIES 66
COMMON COLD 55