Learning to Inject Insulin. Most children would be afraid at the sight of a needle. This boy was so unwell that this did not scare him. Most people do not have a fridge at home. Lots do not have electricity. We have set up a store and fridge. Patients that we start on treatment who are under 16 years old are supplied Insulin free all year round
Being educated about Insulin Injections
This man had lost half his body weight. He had diabetic Ketoacidosis when we saw him. In the UK such a person would be on a high dependancy / Intesive care unit. He was aware that he needed Insulin but not being able to work due to illness, he had no income
He was given Insulin from the Camp. He was taught to monitor blood sugar, how to inject insulin and how to self manage. The charity will endeavour to supply Insulin for him long term
A patient that was started on Insulin in 2009, coming back for review in 2010. Notice the relatively chubby cheeks (See next photo)
This photo is of the same patient from 2009. He has gained a significant amount of weight over the year, having started Insulin and controlled his diabetes.
Most Diabetes is Type 2 as in the UK. This is treated with medicines. It is important that the patients are on the correct combination of treatments to optimise life expectancy and minimise complication
When users upgrade to a better hearing aid, in the UK, the old ones are often destroyed. We arrange for these to be collected and refurbished at very little cost. They are then fitted in our camps. We took approximately 4000 hearing aids in 2010.
A boy with profound hearing impairment. After having a hearing test he is fitted with a hearing Aid. Unlike the uk, a large percentage of the patients are very young. Deafness leads to poor langauge development and social interaction
A young girl who previously communicated non verbally to he mother and was completely deaf.
Another audiologist from the UK.
An elderly lady having her hearing assessed