Report: Compost Toilets in Papoga, Uganda - Phase Two

June 2016
Over the course of nine days, a team comprised of members from Uganda, Brazil and the United States converted 25 pit latrines to compost toilets at three primary schools and eight homes in Zombo District, Uganda. The following report offers a detailed description of the work undertaken at each site.


Overview: Soil-transmitted Helminthiasis Treatment and Prevention in Papoga, Uganda

May 2016
We aim to cause a progression of change in the mindset of a community towards health. This includes enabling people to use resources already available that could improve their current health situation as well as emphasizing the necessities of healthy behavior. We also provide medication and equipment as well as expertise and specialized training to enhance the capacity of local healthcare providers.


Report: The Problem with Periods in Uganda and What We're Doing to Help

April 2016
In Uganda and many places in sub-saharan Africa, female hygiene can be an obstacle big enough to keep girls out of school. A study funded by UNICEF asserts that 1 in 10 school-age girls in Africa does not attend school during menstruation (Sanitation: the challenge. 2005). A more recent study specific to Ethiopia found more alarming results: only 51% of adolescent school girls had knowledge of menstruation and management, and 58% indicated that school performance and attendance had declined after their first menstruation (Tegegne & Sisay, BMC Public Health, 2014).


Report: Compost Toilets in Papoga, Uganda - Phase One

April 2016
Over the course of two weeks, an American, Brazilian, and Ugandan team converted 24 pit latrines to compost toilets at four primary schools, one nursery school, one agricultural institution, and five homes. The following report offers a detailed description of the work undertaken at each site.


Report: Rapid Appraisal on Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis in Bertrand-des-Platons, Haiti

August 2015
An International Medical Outreach (IMO) team collected the data used in this report and reached the conclusions presented under the direction of Dr. Todd M. Price, IMO Director. The team measured the height and weight of the children tested and collected the stool samples and blood samples used in the study. They also conducted the stool analysis and blood analysis on site in Bertrand des Platons, Haiti.


Report: Rapid Appraisal on Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis in Croix-des-Bouquets, Haiti

August 2015
An International Medical Outreach (IMO) team collected the data used in this report and reached the conclusions presented under the direction of Dr. Todd M. Price, IMO Director. The team measured the height and weight of the children tested and collected the stool samples and blood samples used in the study. They also conducted the stool analysis and blood analysis on site in Croix-des-Bouquet, Haiti.




Report: Rapid Appraisal on Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis in Msundwe, Malawi

January 2015
An International Medical Outreach (IMO) team collected the data used in this report and reached the conclusions presented under the direction of Dr. Todd M. Price, IMO Director. The team measured the height and weight of the children tested and collected the stools used in the study. They also conducted the stool analysis on site in Msundwe, Malawi. The Dream Lab in Lilongwe, Malawi performed the blood analysis.

 


Report: Rapid Appraisal on Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis in Papoga, Uganda

January 2015
An International Medical Outreach (IMO) team collected the data used in this report and reached the conclusions presented under the direction of Dr. Todd M. Price, IMO Director. The team measured the height and weight of the children tested and collected the stools used in the study. They also conducted the stool analysis on site in Papoga, Uganda. Zeu Health Center and Nyapea Hospital in Uganda performed the blood analysis.


Report: Rapid Appraisal on Soil-Transmitted Helminthiasis in El Paraiso, Honduras

March 2014
In March 2014, the International Medical Outreach Administrative Team (IMOAT) conducted its own independent testing for STH in El Paraiso, Honduras. This independent testing, or Rapid Appraisal, measured a sample group of children throughout the area on four parameters: stool analysis, blood analysis, height, and weight. A malaria smear is typically performed as part of the Rapid Appraisal but was not performed in El Paraiso because testing was unavailable. These parameters are described below.