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Rotarians bring health care to Los Barriles Mex

Nevada City Rotary partners with Los Barriles Rotary to offer vision and wellness screening

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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

Mexico

21 March 2019

28 March 2019

Club Foundation, Club

Los Barriles Cabo Este, B.C.S., Mexico (Rotary Club)
Nevada City, CA, USA (Rotary Club)

Ms. Carolyn Feuille, Nevada City | contact
Robin Ritger Milam, Nevada City | contact

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Engagement Tracker

Total volunteer hours
550
Hours
Number of volunteers
27
People
Total cash contributions
2,100
USD
Total in-kind contributions
300
USD