Ann introduces us to Karen, a community member Ann has been looking after. Karen is pregnant with her second child. Karen tells us how Ann has helped her through her pregnancy: “I’m so happy with my ‘village doctor’ Ann. She has taught me so many good things. For example, that I need to attend the clinic every month to make sure that I can deliver a healthy baby. She has also enrolled me with the NHIF Mama Card (national health insurance), so I can get free health care at the clinic during my pregnancy and delivery.” We’re happy to report that Karen gave birth to a healthy boy in March this year.
Ann also introduced us to another community member under her care: a young boy who previously suffered from malnutrition. Ann says, “This boy was so ill that he could not walk anymore so the community called me in. I took him to the clinic where they diagnosed him with acute malnourishment. I monitor him closely and advise his grandmother on what he should eat. I’m so happy to see that he is improving so fast. Hopefully he can go back to school soon.”