Testing time for the FSP.
The Family Support Project in the village of Chole will soon be entering a new phase. As well as second group, bringing the total number of families to sixty-three, a testing programme for common infections will be undertaken and appropriate treatments given. Along with health education, it is hoped the screening and treatment will improve the health status of the women and under fives. A healthier community is a more productive one.
Debilitating illnesses, such as worms, bilharzia, amoebiasis and giardia are endemic around the shores of Lake Victoria. If we can show that the project can make a difference to the health of the community then this will strengthen bids for future funding. Henry Zepheren, laboratory technician and project field officer, went on a ‘spending-spree’ for equipment and reagents. Henry will do the testing and funding has come from Judy Campbell’s many supporters. Together we can make a difference.