Within each of our partner locations, we see a wide range of successful outcomes. These achievements can be as basic as improving general health knowledge of providers and community members, but they can also have a larger impact. Our sites have reported cultural shifts, whereby members of the community who previously had no interest in educational sessions are actively seeking out opportunities to learn about health and health services.
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Certainly not the least of these accomplishments are the improved health outcomes of patients, many of whose lives are being saved by the courageous providers that we have the privilege to work with. Below are some stories of their most profound successes, in their own words.
Annet Nalubega, Nurse, Angels of Hope
A mother came in with a baby of 2 years and she had a rash, dry cough, vomiting, diarrhea with dehydration. When l took the baby’s history, the mother claimed her baby was bewitched by villagers so l pulled out my device, they were the real signs and symptoms of measles. l managed the baby with proper medication and educated the mother and both are now in a healthy condition. The mother was thankful and promised to bring any sick person to hospital [rather] than believing in cultural [superstition]. l saved a life and educated a mother; that’s how my device helped me.
Community Health Worker after education session, WellShare International
I will not get malaria anymore, because we are the ones who [make ourselves susceptible to] malaria. During the night time, I used to remove the mosquito net due to the warmth. It is the same time where the mosquitos start to suck our blood.
Staff report, Child Legacy International
Our tablets have been used in prenatal care during morning health talks. One of the challenges the hospital has been facing is the issue of home deliveries and unattended by unskilled assistant. Through the use of the iPads and demonstration, this has lessened the number of home deliveries.
Numfor Munteh, Executive Director, Cameroon Agenda for Sustainable Development
Having health reference information, educational films, and a device to do data tracking on will improve the efficiency of the rural health workers in the mobile setting.
Annet Nalubega, Nurse, Angels of Hope
This month l got a patient with a stroke due to hypertension, I got the device and read what was the immediate care, I got enough information from the device and referred the Patient on first treatment from my clinic hence ended up giving quality care. Big thank you to Health eVillages, we are now saving many lives.
Wycliffe Omwanda, Clinician, Lwala Community Alliance
A seven year old girl was brought into the clinic in a semiconscious state with an unclear medical history. Using his Health eVillages device, the Head Clinician was able to make the spot diagnosis of organophosphate poisoning and properly treat and saved the girl’s life.
Mary Mungai, Director of KRNA Program, Kijabe Hospital
Sometimes I don’t have time to flip books. I get the device, I touch it, and I’m able to get what I’m looking for. At the same time, I’m a trainer, and I’m able to teach my students using it, so it has really, really been effective.
Kettie Louis, Health eVillages, HERO Coordinator
We don’t have an open library to go to. So, the iPad becomes our library. We can open it up anytime, and find the information we need here at hand.
Kayla Thielk, Quality Assurance Office, Lwala Community Alliance
This facility is often overlooked because we are out in a rural setting in Kenya, and these staff come in with no resources to fall back on. Health eVillages gives us access to more information to help better the care of patient and to be a better provider.
Rosadarline Bossuet, RN, Ecole Nationale dInfirmiéres des Cayes (National School of Nursing, Cayes)
The information on the devices is up to date and, now, even closer to us. We can avoid errors in giving medicine, which also ensures the safety of the patient.
Anet Nalubega, Nurse, Angels of Hope Uganda
I was worried when a mother came in with a child of 10 years with the problem of severe Nasal Bleeding (epistaxis) I tried the knowledge l had and it all failed then l got the iPad and quickly opened skyscape and got all the information on what to do and eventually blood stopped and the mother was very happy since she had lost hope for her child. The information l got had even the diagrams to illustrate on Nasal packing I really saved the girls life. Thanks so much.
Damianus Ouma Nyakinye, Clinical Officer, Lwala Community Alliance
My patient had continuous convulsions and was developing incoherent speech. I had started treatment for malaria but the convulsions continued. I used the device to search for causes of convulsions and management. I landed on meningitis and looked at the symptoms and they were the same that the 6 year old girl had. I did a full hemogram and started the patient on IV ceftriaxone and IV dexamethasone and after 3 days I was a very proud clinician. I had the opportunity to consult the device in front of the father and he just wondered if technology would make it happen and helped. The girl I was healed of meningitis and the device not only made save a life but helped when I was at a crossroad and I never gambled with a human life. It made me do a sure thing and later saw a good prognosis. A result for celebrations and jubilation both for me and my patient.