THE LIFENET WAY IS BUILT ON STRONG RELATIONSHIPS
Our nurse trainers often accompany our partner health center nurses to provide hands-on mentoring. During one mentorship session, a mother brought in her four-month-old baby, who was suffering from a fever. The LifeNet nurse trainer allowed the partner nurses to conduct a consultation without assistance.
Each of the three nurses diagnosed the baby and reached three different courses of treatment, each of them lethal given the baby’s age and weight.
Our nurse trainer then intervened, showing the nurses the proper treatment – a correct dosage of Tylenol – and how to use age and weight to calculate dosage.
In Uganda, 6.6% of children die before the age of 5. In Burundi and the DRC, that number increases to 8.2% and 11.5%, respectively. Our training saved not only a single life that day, but also the lives of future children to visit that partner health center in need of medicine. We envision a future in which these numbers are driven down to 0.