Dr. Jane Ferry
There are no doctors in the villages where we work and to receive any medical care, people have to travel over an hour -- and at considerable expense -- to see a community health care worker. The lack of medical care significantly hampers our goal of giving every child the opportunity to succeed -- not only do sick kids miss school but when parents can't work, their kids can't eat.
Therefore, we run annual medical clinics in the community with health care professionals from the United States. Our medical team also visited the local Health Center and met with community leaders regarding ongoing health issues and ways that we can work together with them. We continue to work on ways to bring better medical care to this community and this program will be expanded in the coming years.