April – Gambia: Children’s Lifeline / Lighthouse Medical

During April of this year, Children’s Lifeline teamed up with Lighthouse Medical Missions for a clinical mission to The Gambia. The team assembled a temporary clinic for mission services. Over the course of five days, Dr. Robert Hamilton and   his team evaluated and treated 829 children.  The children’s ages ranged from 1 month to 17 years.  Medical conditions, confronted by the  team, included: pneumonia, malaria, bronchitis and bacterial infections.  Of the 829 children, over 40% were diagnosed with parasites and worms and treated accordingly.  The high incidence derives from poor sanitation and non-potable water.

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