Monthly Updates

February 2017 | Raising the Standard of Care

TrainingOur Malawi staff is celebrated for its commitment to high quality and compassionate care in remote areas. In the words of a patient at the GAIA mobile clinics: “GAIA treats us as a neighbor, with love.”  From our 80 local village Community Caregivers providing door-to-door care and support, to GAIA’s 389 Nursing Scholar graduates treating sick patients in district hospitals, to GAIA’s 28 mobile health clinic staff providing free healthcare and HIV testing to those living in the poorest and most remote regions of Malawi, our staff strives to provide the best possible care for their patients.

To stay up-to-date with current practices and strengthen care for patients in acute need, GAIA mobile health clinic staff attended a two-day professional development workshop in December on emergency triage and assessment, with a particular emphasis on care for children. The staff updated their emergency skills to help clients breathe (such as in cases of asthma attack), manage coma, convulsions and shock in a child, and assess and manage severe dehydration. The training was attended by 23 GAIA staff and led by experienced physicians and faculty members from district hospitals and the Kamuzu College of Nursing.

The GAIA Elizabeth Taylor Mobile Clinics treat an estimated 150,000 children each year. Armed with the latest urgent care techniques for children, the GAIA staff is well equipped to respond to every emergency case that presents itself.

Thank you for your support!

Todd Schafer

GAIA President & CEO