Medical Checkup Mission 2022
  • Medical Checkup Mission 2022
  • Medical Checkup Mission 2022
  • Medical Checkup Mission 2022
  • Medical Checkup Mission 2022
  • Medical Checkup Mission 2022
  • Medical Checkup Mission 2022
  • Medical Checkup Mission 2022
  • Medical Checkup Mission 2022

Medical Checkup Mission 2022

From November 29th to December 6th, 2022, SVSI and Medical Checks for Children (MCC) performed a
medical camp in Chitwan and Chepang hills. For some of the locations, it was the first visit, and
this mission is considered an exploratory mission. The team checked and treated 951 children free of cost in 6 days.
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During the free of costs medical checks, the children were checked following the MCC carrousel:

1. Registration of the child 

2. Measuring height and weight 

3. Blood test (haemoglobin) and urine test and/or malaria test when indicated 

4. Physical examination by a medical doctor 

5. Giving medication (pharmacy) 

6. Education on tooth brushing (a toothbrush was given to each child) 

7. Enter children’s files in data base. 

Special attention was given to the transfer of knowledge on nutritious food, drinking habits and dental care. 

Results Medical Camp in Chitwan and Chepang hills during the medical camp in Chitwan and Chepang hills, we saw in total 951 children from different locations.

The following findings can be highlighted: 

- High prevalence of underweight (low weight for age): 36% for all children and 31% for children under 5, with a very high prevalence of underweight in Kaule of 65% for all children, and 56% for children under 5, compared to 25% reported for children under 5 in Nepal by Unicef• 

- High prevalence of stunting (short height for age): 34% for all children, and 41% for children under 5, with a very high prevalence in Kaule of 73% in Kaule for all children, and 74% for children under 5, compared to 32% for children under 5 in Nepal reported by Unicef1. 

- Prevalence of wasting (low weight for height): 16% for all children and children under 5, with a very high prevalence in Malpur of 29% in all children and 22% for children under 5, compared to 12% for children under 5 in Nepal reported by (WHO, 20192). 

- A prevalence of anaemia of 16 for all children and 19% for children under 5, with no specific villages with a significant higher or lower prevalence, which is considered quite a low prevalence, when compared to the 44.6% anaemia reported for children under 5 in Nepal by the WHO (20193) and compared to the prevalence of anaemia in the Netherlands (15.5% for children under 5 (WHO, 20193). 

- Other frequent diagnoses: pneumonia (1%), otitis media acuta (2%), dermatomycosis (3%), impetigo/furunculosis (3%), infected wounds (2%), or other skin diseases (2%), with the highest prevalences in Siddi and Kaule.  

- 32% of the children had caries and 6% cariës with pain. Highest prevalences were noted in Citrasari (50% carries and 7% cariës with pain) and Malpur (42% cariës ad 14% cariës with pain). 

- Most frequent treatment given to the children was deworming (46%), iron (9% of the children and 1% of the mothers)), multivitamin (45%), antibiotics (6%), various cremes for skin diseases (7%). 

- Only 47% of the children received deworming in the last 6-months. In Nepal a governmental program is available for deworming of children below 5 years of age, which is reflected in a higher percentage receiving deworming treatment of the children between 1 and 5 years of age, 73%.