I am so proud of our team of medical professionals in Mexico, that I just have to share their recent accomplishments with you, our supporters and prayer partners. You have been the driving force that has allowed our team to shine so brightly and help so many marginalized people in the community where we work.
As many of you know, we opened our medical clinic in Vicente Guerrero on August 1, 2018. Our partner in the clinic is the Xochicalco University Medical School in Tijuana. We supply the facility and the funding and Xochicalco supplies two doctors to serve one-year terms as residents in our clinic. The Xochicalco residents live in the spacious apartment we built above the clinic. We are now on our fifth set of Xochicalco doctors.
We knew there was a need for a low cost clinic in the community of Vicente Guerrero, but our first year, before the clinic had made a name for itself, we only averaged around 200 patients per month. Over the years, that number has grown significantly as more people in the area find out about our excellent doctors and as we add specialties and services. Last month, we saw an astounding 868 patients! 330 of those were medical consults, 17 were seen in our ophthalmology clinic, 75 came to the clinic for nutrition counseling, 98 were there for psychological services, 35 attended educational presentations by our doctors, 21 received physical therapy at our facility, 157 came to the clinic for the healthy eating classes, 104 came for routine screenings, such as blood pressure measurement, blood glucose measurement, regular injections, etc., and 31 came to the new fever triage that our doctors set up.
Last month was the clinic's busiest month ever. And through August 31st, we have already seen 4,716 patients in the clinic in 2022. We are rapidly reaching the point where it will be necessary for us to bring on additional Xochicalco residents to help manage the clinic's growing patient load.
Fundraiser for Global Care Alliance's projects in Burundi
Where: Cuyamaca College Water Conservation Garden Address: 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon Date: October 8th, 2022; Saturday Time: 5:30 pm
We are excited to announce entertainment at this year's fundraiser will be provided by the Phoenix-based troupe of the Royal Drummers of Burundi. Their performance has been designated a stand out world heritage cultural experience by the United Nations. The energy, athleticism, and artistry of the Royal Drummers of Burundi will simply amaze you.
We will also be joined by Donatien Ndagijimana, the executive director of Harvest Initiatives, our primary partner in Burundi. He will share his thoughts on the challenges he (and we) face in addressing the developmental needs of the Batwa people in Burundi.
The event is FREE. All we ask is that you seriously consider making a generous donation to Global Care Alliance so that we can continue our work on behalf of the people of Burundi. Your donations to GCA are tax deductible.
Please, please, please RSVP to me so I have an accurate guest count.