PCBR visited the local community of Nakong on July 10th to administer health screenings to children in the community. These screenings are of vital importance to children in Nakong, because the community is relatively poor and many families can not afford expensive medical treatments. By screening for health problems early, PCBR can help reduce the long term effects of poor health on this community, and also ensure that everyone has access to quality care if neccesity requires it.
PCBR screened 75 children at Nakong primary school, and identified 24 children who require further medical attention. These children are referred for care in Sandema, where higher level health services can be provided.