The medical camp organized at the Diocese of Murang'a Catholic parish on 12th May,2023 was a resounding success, providing essential healthcare services to the local community. The event brought together Nursing students from the University of Nairobi and the University of South Alabama, who volunteered their time and expertise to ensure the smooth running of the camp. Led by Dr. Lilian Omondi from the University of Nairobi and Dr. Waweru Smith from the University of South Alabama, the camp focused on various health screenings and consultations, ultimately benefiting approximately 100 community members.
The venue provided an ideal setting for the medical camp. Its central location allowed easy access for community members in need of healthcare services
The medical camp offered a range of vital services to the community. Attendees had their blood pressure, blood glucose levels, and BMI screened, allowing for the identification of potential health concerns. The screening process enabled early detection and prevention of various medical conditions. In addition, individuals had the opportunity to consult with medical professionals who provided valuable advice and guidance regarding their health concerns. Furthermore, a pharmacy service was available, ensuring that prescribed medications were accessible to those in need.The camp's highlight was the charity aspect, where clients were provided with relief food, offering immediate assistance to vulnerable individuals and families facing food insecurity.
The Medical Camp provided a platform for Bsc. Nursing students to practice their knowledge and skills. Nairobi University Nursing Student’s Association is grateful to the Nursing Department Chairperson, Dr Matheka, our association patron, Dr Kirui, our event supervisors Dr Wagoro, Dr L. Omondi and Dr. Waweru Smith for allowing our students to participate in this event.