CONTINUUM OF CARE
Managing all stages of healthcare.
Health does not begin or end with diagnosing an illness. It is a continual effort.
Our model is uniquely positioned to prevent illness, monitor health to identify and facilitate care for sick children and follow-up to ensure they get better and return to school.
Any effective health system must first try to prevent illness. We strengthen school-based health education and the School Health Workers (SHWs) are trained to administer preventative treatments, such as deworming and vitamin A supplementation, that help reduce common viruses and diseases in school-aged children.
TREATMENT & REFERRAL
Before our programs were introduced to the schools, students often got sick without much notice or action from teachers and parents. This led to prolonged absenteeism and poor school and health outcomes, which not only negatively affected the student, but also hurt the prosperity of the community. Now, if a child falls ill, schools are trained to identify the symptoms and intervene, treating minor ailments and referring serious cases to the health facility.
IMPROVING THE REFERRAL CYCLE
School Health Workers follow up on all children they refer within three days, consulting further with students and guardians as necessary. If the condition has worsened, the SHW will reassess and refer the student back to the health facility for additional care.