Jeannette Wong's Project with Rejoice Charity
Jeannette Wong, the daughter of Winston Wong, the Country Manager of SDL in Thailand, organized a visit to Rejoice in Chiang Mai, for a group of 10 first and second year medical students from Srinakharinwirot University, Bangkok. The objective of the visit was to gather information concerning mother to child transmission of HIV in rural communities.
The group spent 3 days visiting rural hospitals and HIV patients in Chiang Dao, Chai Prakan and Mae Ai and met with volunteer HIV healthcare workers and asked questions relating to how they acquired HIV and how it affects their lives and lives of their family. Also, why do they volunteer to give help and their time to others?
The final morning was spent making house calls in Sanpatong and Sarapee.
At each hospital the students were met by the nurse responsible for the HIV who explained the overall HIV situation in that particular district and answered questions from the students.
On the final morning Friday, 17th November 2017, the students were able to visit a man and wife with twin baby girls who received formula milk from Rejoice. Later the students visited a mother and son, aged 10, both with HIV, the boy also suffers from Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). The students asked general questions concerning HIV and how it affects them.
The students returned to Bangkok the same evening.
Below is the SWAY presentation which includes enlargeable photos from the the students' visit.