In June, Jean Dobay (RN, MBA) taught a health and sanitation class to 16 students representing all four grades. The morning session focused on diseases common to South Sudan. Students had the opportunity to practice good hand washing techniques. They also had a brief review of human anatomy, and students were able to take each other's blood pressure and pulse.
In the afternoon, they discussed responsible sex and healthy pregnancy. A local midwife was present to help with a very lively conversation and many cultural myths were dispelled. A local pregnant woman was kind enough to let us use her bell to listen for fetal heart sounds. The training was well received. Hopefully, it enlightened the students on healthy lifestyles and responsible sexual relationships.