Urine Testing Machine
In April 2019, Moonie King, President of the Tepehua Board of the Directors, gave us a urine testing machine. Nurse Olga (of Tepehua) provided the training and helped us by checking the results. The Poco a Poco community center provided this service for free for people in San Pedro Itzicán and anyone from the surrounding villages.
Unfortunately, at the end of 2021, the urine testing machine stopped working. (They are very sensitive to dust...). We did try to get it repaired, without success.
We know that the nephrologists recommend urine testing, as well as testing of blood, as the only way to find out if someone has renal problems at an early stage (before they have any symptoms).
In San Pedro, these tests are not available (there is no other medical office) and the people in these towns do not have the money to take urine or blood tests when they can't afford to even feed their families.
If you can help us purchase another machine, please contact us! An alternative is to purchase urine testing strips that can be used by the patients to check their own urine levels.