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Friday, May 11, 2012

Classes begin

Submitted by Michaela Sholes

MoM and the AvTech girls had a great first class together for this term and I'm looking forward to more sessions with them! The girls and I reviewed their First Aid curriculum, practicing taking vital signs on each other and Mavis, our cook, as well as going through each stage of the Patient Assessment System. I think my favorite part was definitely the discussion time towards the end of the session, where we had an insightful conversation about the role of a health worker, particularly when it comes to local cultures and beliefs and the interaction with modern medicine. Emanuella shared common beliefs from her area and seemed to grasp the need for balance between culture and modern medicine almost immediately. I have no doubts that these girls have the right stuff to bring insightful, caring, and dedicated health education to current and future communities.

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