Day three at El Venado

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After another super breakfast the team (Mandy, Tommy, and Alan) were joined by Dr. Tino, his Nurse Eny along with Maynor, Ana (an AP teachers) and Mareni (a 10th grade AP student. We then set off for the 90 minute drive up a twisting rock and dirt mountain road to the village of El Venado. Upon arrival we unpacked and set up for a hygiene clinic while Maynor, Dr Tino and Nurse Eny conducted a medical brigade.  The medical brigade treated 42 patients with the assistance of the three community health care workers. 

The hygiene clinic was very successful as we treated 53 children.   

After a quick packed lunch we held a vision clinic examining 32 folks giving out 27 distance and 41 reading glasses.   
To conclude our visit, Dr Tino and Nurse Eny conducted an hour plus class for the three current and one new Community Health Care workers.  Thus El Venado is fortunate to have four health care workers – one of which is a male.  A nebulizer and other medical supplies and equipment were left in the village. 

Once again we observed the local primary school – a one room building with one teacher for 32 children in grades 1 through 6.  The students were very attentive to the teacher and followed his instructions very well.  As with yesterday’s observation, once class was over, the children cleaned the school room prior to going home.