As a part of the Stairway community health program in Baclayan, 6 Stairway volunteers and 2 local health workers have implemented a delousing campaign for students in the Baclayan school.
Since a couple of years Stairway has offered a bi-weekly medical clinic in the mountain village Baclayan, where we support the local school with a feeding program. The health initiative is supported by our local friend, Dr. Francis, who volunteer his service at the clinic, which for the meantime is located in a room at the Stairway farm house. The number of patients consulting the clinic on most of the days that we are there verify the need for first aid and medical attention to a growing village population. During our first years in Baclayan, before we introduced the clinic, we had several emergency calls, where we had to bring several children to the hospital for emergency intervention. For the past 2 years we have had none, so it seems that being able to treat most ailments at an early stage usually prevents them from developing into major health issues, which can end up becoming life threatening. View images