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Whitetulip has completed four medical aid trips to Haiti, specifically working in Port-au-Prince. The goal has been to address the social and biological determinants of health in underserved areas of Haiti. Whitetulip holds mobile clinics at regular intervals in about 12 orphanages in the districts of Croix-des-Bouquets, Delmas, Tabarre and Kenscoff, particularly underserved areas of Port-au-Prince.
Whitetulip coordinated a medical aid trip to Malindi, Kenya, in February 2020, and visited multiple orphanages and villages in the underserved areas for malnutrition screening, anti-parasite therapies, acute medical care, hygiene education and food/hygiene product supplementation. More than 1,500 children and adults were seen; all of them were supplied with albendazole and multivitamins, almost 900 patients were treated or operated for other reasons, 72 patients were referred to Afya International Hospital for further medical care free of charge and 300 chronic malnutrition cases were detected. Whitetulip will continue to provide acute medical attention, nutritional supplementation, anti-parasite medication administration, and nutrition and hygiene education to parents and children in Kenya and we are planning to screen around 20,000 people over the next two years.
Tanzania has been experiencing an epidemiologic transition with a significant increase in non-communicable diseases (diabetes, cancer, heart diseases), particularly in urban areas. Despite the efforts of the Government and the support from development partners, the public health care system struggles to meet the growing demand in health services, both quantitatively and qualitatively. Whitetulip started collaborations with International Eye Hospital, Time To Help and many other local organizations in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, for protocol sharing, patient consultations, public education, medical student mentorship and medical aid trips and will continue these projects for the long-term in order to establish a strong medical and educational care.
Africa’s most populous country, Nigeria needs more high-quality health workers to meet the health needs of its 173 million people. The country has some of the world’s highest infant and maternal mortality rates—women have a 1 in 29 lifetime risk of dying in childbirth and only 38% of births are attended by skilled health workers. Whitetulip started collaborations with Nizamiye Hospital and Nile University in Abuja, Nijeria, in 2018 for protocol sharing, patient consultations, public education, medical student mentorship and medical aid trips and will continue these projects for the long-term in order to establish a strong medical and educational care.