Tendik Project - Araketke
Community Health Outreach
Thanks to the effort of many we had a Health Fair last week at clinic. We screened people for high blood pressure, diabetes, overweight and nearsightedness. We had 95 patients over 2 days, and we found that about half of them had some medical problem. They were all very thankful for the service, and we are very encouraged by their kind words!
The following week, we offered seminars on diabetes, oral hygiene, high blood pressure, and other common health issues.
Mobile Apps for Prenatal Care in the Kyrgyz Language
We've been working for over a year with a multi-national team of programmers to develop a mobile app that pregnant women can use to learn about their nutritional needs, normal body changes, and development of their baby during each week in utero. We're hoping to release the Beta version of the app in the summer of 2017.
New Playground for a Kyrgyz Village
The local government has worked with us for several years to try to plan a playground for a village in northern Kyrgyzstan. The paperwork has finally come together, and we're set to begin work this week! The Grand Opening is in five days!
Clinic staff and local partners are volunteering to complete the construction and prepare the grounds for this great community-development opportunity.
We still need funds for the clinic's operational costs for the rest of the year, and we're always looking for new medical volunteers, so let us know if you can help.