With many volunteers this month meeting at our usual time of 7am in Hua Hin, loaded up with many donated clothes, shoes, tooth brushes, soap and mosquito nets we set off in our donated truck from the Rotary, Rivers Foundation and several private sponsors all making our medical trips possible. This month there were 2 large teams heading to 2 of our villages (Pala U Noi and Bon Luk). The Pala U team of 10 volunteers drove in convoy and was coordinated by Emma our nurse. Our excellent translators were on hand to translate for the medical team and the assessment team.

The assessment team was able to discuss the implementation of many areas previously discussed:

• Health promotion village representatives- a date set for mid June for the training to start on family planning, waste disposal and hygiene.

• The current water tank was repaired and the water pump cleaned and maintained

• Discussed the possibility of building a dam and the implications of this on the environment
Paula U Noi Medical clinic

During the assessment, the medical clinic continued to see patients. In total about 20 people were seen by our nurse. There were many children with different problems such as severe skin infections, chest infections, over 20 children and parents with head lice and support was needed with family planning.

There was one lady called Mee la, aged 20 years old and on her third pregnancy. She hasn’t been able to afford contraception as her husband earns around 100b per day due to not having Thai Nationality. She has found out the cost to be sterilised and has asked for help. She is due to have her third child in October and the doctors can perform the operation at this time. It costs 7000b. If you would like to support this lady in anyway please contact Emma ([email protected])
4th June 10.30pm-We have just had a donation of 3000b from Angie and Beat in Australia for Mee la. Thank you so much for your continued support.
During the clinic it was estimated that at least another 30 people had head lice so it was arranged that the village leader Mr Kanit would collect the medicine from Emma during the following week so everyone could be treated as the medicine had run out in the clinic.

After both the medical and village assessment had been completed the clothes, shoes, children’s toys were gratefully received. We were donated gorgeous hand knitted cardigans and many clothes from local people living in Hua Hin.

Without your support we cannot offer the help that is needed.

After an amazing day with the incredible volunteers and incredible people we work with we headed home.

Thank you for supporting the work we do…….

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