Diabetes is on the rise in sub-Saharan Africa, but it can’t be diagnosed and treated without equipment. Last year, travelers to Kayoro brought 7 glucose meters to the Kayoro Clinic and did a day of free diabetes testing. Over 10% of the people tested had high readings! In the year since, they have performed about 200 tests a month, both for identified diabetics and in outreach clinics, and have used up their supply of test strips. We would like to send 30 boxes with the travelers in late March to help them continue to reach out, diagnose, and treat this illness. You can help by writing a check to St. John’s with “Kayoro test strips” in the memo line, or by purchasing ReliOn Prime brand strips from Walmart for $17.88/box of 100.
You can also help mothers and babies by donating prenatal vitamins and infant vitamins for the Kayoro Clinic (please make sure the expiration date is 2017 or later).
Leave donations in the basket at the back of the church by March 15.