Volunteer Vacation, May 28, Pommern Tanzania

“Challenges are what make life interesting and overcoming them is what makes life meaningful.”
– Joshua J. Marine

Today we spent the majority of the morning at the baby clinic in Kitowo. There were a lot of mothers and their babies that came to listen to health education regarding nutrition and family planning. The nurses weighed each baby and Carrie and I recorded the weights. We noticed many babies were not gaining weight as quickly as they should be and also some were losing weight. It didn’t seem like there were any interventions or follow up when this occurred. The mothers were just sent on their way. Hopefully the mothers will adhere to the nutrition education that was provided at the beginning. 

After lunch, we went to the market in Pommern with Mohamed. The people at the market were selling clothes, shoes, food, household items, everything! It was really neat to see all the goods people were selling. In the afternoon we went to the primary school to teach about hand washing. Some of the children spent time fixing the tippy tap again! Overall, it seemed to be a very productive day!

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