DCI Holds Campaign Against Rheumatic Fever Among Slum Children

As part of the Healthcare for Underprivileged Program, which provides regular health support to the slum dwellers of Kallyanpur, Dhaka, Distressed Children & Infants International (DCI) regularly arranges special campaigns for detecting and treating infectious diseases.

On May 7, 2012, DCI arranged a health camp for detecting rheumatic fever with the support of a group of specialized doctors from the National Centre for Control of Rheumatic Fever & Heart Disease, Dhaka. The team was led by Dr. Kamrun Nahar Choudhury, Assistant Professor of Epidemiology, and also included Dr. Santosh Kumar Shaha, Dr. Mostaq Ahmed, and two technicians.

The doctors checked and collected samples from 47 patients. After investigation and testing, six children were identified as in need of treatment. HUP staff prepared reports for all 47 patients and are beginning treatment of the affected children.

Click here to see photos from the campaign.