Dream to FLY
i) Acute health services: A free clinic would be set-up to diagnose and treat common conditions. The clinic includes a scaled-down laboratory, enabling blood and urine investigations to allow rapid testing for HIV/STDs, pregnancy-related complications, anaemia, malaria/other tropical diseases, etc. Furthermore, a wounds care station is set up to allow simple surgical procedures for the treatment of abscesses, lacerations, cysts, fractures, etc. A makeshift pharmacy for dispensing medications and an in-clinic ICU for acute resuscitation completes the clinic.
ii) Health education: This is critical for the people of these islands as many conditions can be prevented by simple lifestyle modifications - mosquito nets for malaria and dengue, safe-sex practices for HIV, hand hygiene for gastroenteritis, etc. Each clinic therefore runs classes focusing on disease prevention, women’s health, and nutrition throughout the day.