The Tepehua Community Center Medical Unit and H.O.W staff (the Health Outreach for Women Mobile Unit) are collaborating to help fight kidney disease in Chapala neighborhoods.
Urine testing will be available in the Tepehua Clinic until further notice. Sample pots are available for pick-up and testing can be done on the spot.
The two groups are also working to take the project on the road with a portable testing machine. The program got off the ground thanks to Maskaras’ C.A.R.E pharmacy, which supplied the dip sticks and the sample pots for free. Reasons for the high incidence of kidney disease at lakeside have been put down to the lack of access to safe drinking water in some communities, as well as the excessive consumption of soda.