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Nevada City Rotary partners with Los Barriles Rotary to offer vision and wellness screening
For the fifth year in a row, Nevada City Rotarians flew down to Baja Mexico to take part in health screenings for local residents in partnership with their Twin Club of Los Barriles. This year vision screening was added. More than 400 school children in the town of Los Barriles and families in remote outlying areas were tested for glucose levels as a precursor for diabetes, blood pressure, vision and dental. Records were kept and follow up visits will be held for those with immediate medical needs. The Rotarians brought down a number of eyeglasses to distribute to those who need them for reading. In addition to the town of Los Barriles, the screeners also drove to the isolated communities of El Cardinal, El Campamento and San Bartolo where there is no health care. In the past, Rotarians worked on repairing buildings, such as schools. But two years ago, Dr. Christine Newsom suggested to our coordinator Chris Geyer, of the Los Barriles Rotary, that health screenings were needed.
International, Maternal and child health
21 March 2019
28 March 2019
Los Barriles Cabo Este, B.C.S., Mexico (Rotary Club)Nevada City, CA, USA (Rotary Club)
Ms. Carolyn Feuille, Nevada City | contactRobin Ritger Milam, Nevada City | contact
Nevada City Rotary Brings Health Care to Baja Mexico
Los Barriles, East Cape Health
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