Yesterday we held a Medical Mission in this little village in La Union province, located on a hillside outside of Agoo where we are staying. We worked with our partner teams from International Baptist Church Manila and Living New Ministries to provide medical care. The students were assigned different stations – Intake, Vital Signs, Pharmacy, and the Dental clinic. There were volunteers from the local church that helped translate for them. Besides keeping up with the students I enjoyed practicing a little nursing myself. I filled in where needed and taught oral hygiene with two groups of children.
The clinic was held outside in the middle of their community with either the cover of trees or bamboo and canvas makeshift tent. Luckily no rain today, after heavy rains yesterday.
Community nursing at its finest!