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Ketheline Rock RN, Director
Rodriquez Pierre MD, Resident Doctor

We sent Ketheline to nursing school for 4 years, and she has now been the director of our clinic for almost 6 years.   She is 34 years old with a 4 year old son.  Her husband,  Dr. Moussanto Dantil, is the veterinarian, goat farm and chicken breeder and much more in Pignon and its chapels. They have built a house in a near by chapel and commute to work in Pignon on motorcycles. 

Dr. Rodriquez Pierre, our present doctor in residence was hired in January of 2014. He graduated from the top medical school in Cuba. Dr. Rodriquez directs our community health worker program in Pignon and its chapels. He is presently initiating a clean water project in the classroom of all the local schools.
 

The clinic is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 2 pm and Saturdays from 8 am to 4pm.  The pharmacy and cashier are open 8:30 am to 4 pm every day, but Sunday.   Ketheline works five days taking off Friday and Sunday, and Dr. Rodriquez takes off Sunday and Monday.  The clinic is closed on Sundays. 
 

The most frequent illnesses are

Babies to 1 year

            Diarrhea and dysentery

 

Children 1 to 4 years

            Skin infections

            Worms

            Malaria

            Respiratory infections

            Abdominal infections

 

Children 5 to 12 years

            Malaria

            Upper respiratory infections

            Urinary infections

 

Young Adults 13 to 17 years

            Malaria

            Genital infections

            Anemia

            Gastrointestinal infections

 

Young Adults 18 to 35 years

            Malaria

            Genital infections

            Upper respiratory infections

            Anemia

            Gastroenteritis

 

Adults  36 to 60 years

            Hypertension

            Malaria

            Gastroenteritis

 

Adults 60 and above

            Hypertension

            Gastroenteritis

 

Average life expectancy  47

 

 

 

Medicines most needed

            Chloroquine (for malaria)

            Iron

            Antibiotics for bronchitis

            Penicillin, erythromycin in

            suspension

            Anti-diarrheal Meds –

            immodium etc.

            Cipro,  Bactrin for genital

            genital infections

            Lisinopril

            Ibuprofen

 

 

 

 

   

 

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