TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN
Prof. Dr. Wilfried Schmeller, Senior Consultant, Department of Dermatology, Medical University of Lübeck, Germany has been working in July 1991 and in January, February and March 1993 in four rural areas in Kisumu District.
He has examined and treated all together more than 3,500 patients, mainly school children, with skin diseases.
He found out, that from 5,780 school children every third pupil suffered from often severe skin problems. He has trained Community Health Workers, Nurses and a Clinical Officer in diagnosing and treating important skin diseases in rural areas.
At the end of his work has organized a workshop "Dermatology and Public Health" in Kisumu. Together with other speakers he has presented his results and discussed ideas to improve the situation of skin diseases in the district.
Prof. Schmeller has been working all this time without payment on a "One dollar contract" for UNICEF.
His important work for the community was highly appreciated by patients, Health Workers, Clinical Officers and Doctors in the area. Up till now the amount of skin problems in the area was not known.
We would be very glad, if he could come back soon and continue his precious work.