03-09-2021 Karao. In September 2021, a medical team arrived from Europe to spend most of their time assessing the health status of the children studying in Karao. Doctors and nurses visited every class to perform routine medical checkups like body weight and height measurements and dental checks. Most of the children were excited to wait for their turn. Although some of them had never seen a doctor before; thus, they were afraid not only of the examinations but also of the white foreigners. However, the kindness and patience of the doctors and nurses helped them to overcome the initial difficulties.
During the assessment, several children were diagnosed with sore throat or eye inflammation. Thanks to the fast reaction of the medical team and the use of appropriate vitamins and medicines, most of the diseases could be successfully treated. Unfortunately, some children had more serious issues. Severe heart problems were identified among 12 children.
Out of them, two were sent to Arusha and Dar es Salam for special examinations and one of them had to undergo surgery.