So, what happens on our community health fairs?
The fairs now take place on Friday mornings at different locations around the city.
A typical fair is attended by 60 to 100 people, with everyone from babies to the elderly. All attendees have very limited income. For this reason, the medicine and consultations we provide are without charge.
We typically set up at 8 am and finish between 12 noon and 2pm. Our team is divided into different roles including triage, consultation tables and pharmacy.
Who will we see
Patient profiles depend on where each fair is held. However, you will see a wide range of primary health issues. Take look at some recent Community Health Fairs Statistics you can also see photos from recent fairs on our facebook page www.facebook.com/MedicalElectives
It can be noisy
Depending on who are partner for the fair is, these can be noisy events. They may include a band, dancers, and hairdressers providing free haircuts. They are rarely an ideal environment for clinical consultations. However, it does make for events that you will remember.
We partner with a number of local organizations to ensure that each community health fair runs smoothly. These partners include the National Police, local authorities, local clinics, colleges and the national prison service.
It is the role of our partners to provide a safe location for the event to take place. They are also responsible for promoting the health fair among the local population, and ensuring that our team is kept busy, and as many people as possible are seen.
Those seen arrive with the the wide range of conditions you would expect to see in primary care anywhere.