Health education in Mwembezhi

From Jaimie, a Wisconsin Lutheran College nursing student:

Today in Mwembezhi, we did some health education with the people who live in the area. One group taught fire safety. They already knew that raw eggs were good for burns, and they really got a kick out of the “stop, drop, and roll” method.

My group taught about oral hygiene. We wanted to make sure they knew the importance of a healthy mouth and brushing teeth. They didn’t understand the word “floss,” but they did get the concept of flossing.

Overall, the crowd was great! They participated and asked a number of questions. I am so glad we were able to impart some of our knowledge to the people of Mwembezhi.