Community Empowerment - Nabikenge - Namutumba

Visit by Irene Nakibirango on 2019-06-14

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Created by
Irene Nakibirango
Created date
2019-06-18 12:17:10 UTC
Modified by
Irene Nakibirango
Modified date
2019-06-18 13:02:19 UTC
Trip Time
10:53-17:53 (7 h 0 m)
Village Time
13:45-15:00 (1 h 15 m)
Travel Time
5 h 45 m

Community Empowerment Lessons

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Women Attendees
Staff Attendees
Ida Bazonona,Irene Ngobi 
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Lesson Taught
Health lesson 9: Disease Recognition 
Irene and Ida went to Nabikenge to teach about hernia as requested by the community and as a reminder Ida started with a review of the next lesson then later invited Irene to continue with the lesson. Irene started with a question on how the community understands hernia and with different views from the members, Irene added that a hernia is a bulging or protrusion of an organ or tissue through an abdominal wall opening. Irene also asked the members to mention the different sites that they think hernia can present. Members came up with different areas which included the inguinal,femoral,umbilical, most of which the members identified by pointing a finger to a given area where the hernia can be found. Before Irene continued Nabirye asked if hernia of the inguinal region can also affect women. Margret asked if people with the big belly buttons have hernia. Irene answered the questions and continued with the causes and risk factors that may lead to hernia. Members said some are present at birth,Musitwa said due to the heavy work they do and other view which also included abdominal weakness, family line. It was an interactive lesson and Irene ended with asking the members to find out the signs and symptoms of hernia which will be discussed the next time they meet. 
Next Visit
2019-06-28 - Purpose: Talk about the signs and symptoms of hernia and when to seek medical care
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