Illness/ Injury

Dr. Brian Chaoneka at ABC Community Clinic Pediatric Ward

Pediatric Illnesses and Injuries


Despite your best efforts at prevention, kids still get sick and injured. It can be scary as a parent living in a place that has a lot of strange diseases. Google makes it worse because the health articles are not written for your limited resource setting. The purpose of this section is to help you know what you can do from home and when to go to the clinic if your child gets sick or injured. If you are moving to a new home in a limited resource setting, I encourage you to do some research. Find a clinic that you trust, where you can take your child if he or she gets sick or injured.

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