Interior of the health clinic in La Ladrillera. This is the exam table and nurses station.
The health clinic in La Ladrillera was closed down in 2015 due to government budget cuts to the healthcare system. Recognizing a need for basic first aid and preventative care, FLF supports a program which staffs the clinic for general first aid needs. Additionally FLF is sending a local nursing assisitant, Micaela Yax, to university to obtain her registered nursing license. With her license, Micaela can provide more intensive care to residents. Most medical care provided in this facility consists of emergency care involving lacerations from machetes, women with unexpected deliveries and sick infants and children.
The clinic is in immediate need of suture kits, a labor and delivery table, an infant scale, sterilizing equipment and a small refridgerator to keep medicines and samples in. Everyday items such as sheets, scrubs, a lockable medicine cabinet and a stethoscope are needed as well.
FLF is seeking assistance from anyone in the medical community in the US who may have access to new or used equipment that FLF can ship to the health clinic in La Ladrillera. If you can help, please contact us immediately.
FLF is also looking for someone to sponsor a mobile dental chair that can be set up in the Health Clinic on certain days. This will help the village attract a dentist one day a week.
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