Overview of 2012 Overseas Trips
In June, seven volunteers travelled to Zambia for 10 days. The Nutrition Clinic officially started and on the first day, over 400 infants under 5 attended. The I4L group brought over a mobile tent to base the Clinic in. After this visit, the Zambian Health Authorities officially recognised the Nutrition Clinic and assigned a nutritionist to cover it. The I4L group also provided health education to the local Zambian staff including screening for malnutrition and advice on the appropriate food to use.
The second trip to Zambia was in November and five volunteers travelled on this trip. The rains hadn’t come and the crops were failing so there was a high incidence of malnutitrion among children. An opportunity arose for two of the I4L group, both Consultant Paediatricians to do a round at the local hospital where there were many acutely ill children.