Kenya Country Office,
United Nations Office,
P.O. Box 4145,
NAIROBI. (Attn: Dr. James Maneno)
RE: PROF. DR. WILFRIED SCHMELLER
This is to formally thank you very much for the support you gave to Wilfried during January February 1993 when he conducted on the job training and identification of common skin conditions in school children in Bamako Initiative (BI) sites at Sigoti, Kochieng, Kowe and Marera where more than 300 children were examined and treated.
Through the same contact we have maintained community dermatology services at the Bamako Initiative sites. During a recent contact with Prof. Dr. Schmeller we discussed a lot to do with fully integrating treatment of common skin conditions in the rest of the district.
The trained Tots and Community Nurses are very excited at this idea since skin conditions although not life threatening are very disturbing and embarassing to the child and have a far reaching effect on their development (and survival !). So therefore, while appreciating your continued effort to support community initiatives I wish to appeal for any further possible support to the Prof. Dr. Schmeller to continue with this good work. In the same tone I wish. to appeal to any other organization who may be willing to support this Initiative to do so generously.