A great public service and a metric to measure disease prevalence amongst current and potential program participants.
In 2015, MSG created a Health Screening Campaign as a public service and a way to monitor the impact of MSG’s WASH education in preventing disease among our participants. Participants are tested for amoebas, worms, UTIs, bilharzia (parasitic worms), and malaria—all leading water-related diseases. In cooperation with the Rorya District Medical Office and practicum students, MSG screens participants and provides them with appropriate medications and educational flyers. In 2015, MSG screened 3,000 people, including 949 MSG program participants.
Health screenings help patients keep track of their well-being and provide an incentive for community members to get involved in MSG programs.