Health Program

The Kinyago Dandora Schools infirmary was established in 1992 in response to the poor health status of our students, who come from underprivileged backgrounds. Students faced various health challenges, including malnutrition, jiggers infestations, lice, and skin infections such as scabies and ringworm. Worm infestations were also prevalent due to inadequate sanitation and poor personal hygiene. 

The establishment of the school infirmary was a significant milestone in addressing the students’ health needs. The decision was driven by the range of services that could be provided at the clinic. 

The medical services offered include: 

  • Curative Care: Treatment of illnesses and injuries.
  • Surgical Care: Dressing of wounds.
  • Preventive Care: Health education, deworming, and ensuring national immunization guidelines.
  • Growth Monitoring: Regular measurements of weight, height, and upper arm circumference.
  • Screening: Malaria testing.
  • Referral: Students requiring advanced care are referred to appropriate healthcare facilities. 

The opening of the school infirmary has had a profound impact on the health and well-being of our students and the broader community. Students benefit from free medical treatment, allowing them to access proper care whenever they need it. They are assessed, examined, and provided with the necessary treatment required for their specific health concerns. 

Parents are relieved from the burden of medical expenses, which is a significant challenge in our community due to financial constraints. They can confidently bring their sick children to our school infirmary, knowing that they will receive the necessary medication. Additionally, community members who face challenges accessing medicines from local health centers have sought help from our infirmary when government facilities are unable to provide the required drugs due to shortages or financial limitations. 

Regular deworming treatments administered to students every three months have significantly improved their overall health by eliminating harmful parasites that can negatively impact their well-being. Health education plays a vital role in promoting better health practices among students. Regular classroom sessions are conducted to discuss various health topics, leading to improved personal hygiene, reduced cases of skin diseases, and the elimination of lice infestations. 

Growth monitoring has revealed satisfactory growth patterns among our students, with their weights and heights falling within the normal range. 

We are grateful to the Almighty God for the remarkable impact and blessings that have resulted from the establishment of the Kinyago Dandora Schools infirmary. May His name be glorified as we continue to prioritize the health and well-being of our students and the community at large. 

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