Community Health volunteers are called colvols. These volunteers receive training about health and medical issues. They then pass on this knowledge to their neighbors.
There are six villages served by the Clinic of Hope’s Community Health program. Because of this program and the volunteers, these communities have seen reductions in childhood malnutrition, diarrhea, pneumonia and more. Women are told of warning signs in pregnancy and directed to the Clinic of Hope for medical care. Neighbors are caring for neighbors and making a difference.
Recently, there was a meeting for youth from Dubedou and Mamelle organized by the Central Committee for the Community Health Program. Madam Elvire, Dr. Jadotte and Elissaint Rubain, along with Jonathan Joseph, colvol supervisor for these villages, encouraged this next generation of volunteers.
These young people already know the basics and the importance of sharing what they learn with their friends. During this gathering, they expressed their feelings about the wonderful work of the colvols working in their communities. They also ate a meal together and went home very motivated.
It is inspiring to see these young people preparing to step into the role that others in their communities have modeled.
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