Monthly Archives: November 2011

Shadda – an urban contrast where a clinic waits for Christmas miracles.

November 26, 2011 at 3:05 am

On our last day, the 25th, I use my time catching up on my marketing tasks in the guesthouse and paying a visit to Dr. Brinvert’s school clinic, next door. Sitting outside his office is the only amputee I have seen in this village. He was amputated below the knee because he didn’t heed strong, [...]

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650 Children/Pregnant Women Treated by 12 Volunteers and Staff

November 22, 2011 at 5:54 am

Sunday the 20th is free day for the volunteers. We are offered rides to the Baptist church and are hosted to a beach day atIsle Amiga off Bod Me Limbe - including snorkeling and lunch.  It’s good practice for NGO’s to offer volunteers a day off once a week or so to rest, absorb experiences, processemotions and compare [...]

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Village health - no cholera, no obesity, healthy babies - but need for basic, ongoing primary care.

November 22, 2011 at 3:10 am

We tackle another long walk though countryside, along the beach and across a backwater by boat to the isolated village of Guiotin. We see rice fields, cattle, pigs, goats and fishing. As we arrive, the villagebyways are being swept clean ahead of us. Again the church is the ideal venue – cool and large - [...]

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Village health - no cholera, no obesity, healthy babies - but need for basic, ongoing primary care.

November 22, 2011 at 3:03 am

We tackle another long walk though countryside, along the beach and across a backwater by boat to the isolated village of Guiotin. We see rice fields, cattle, pigs, goats and fishing. As we arrive, the villagebyways are being swept clean ahead of us. Again the church is the ideal venue – cool and large - [...]

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Birth of Baby Girl Highlight of First Clinic Days

November 19, 2011 at 5:53 am

In bright morning sunlight of the first day in the field, the scene looks as idyllic as it felt on arrival. The freshly painted guesthouse and patio are just off the beach and next to the small fishing village of maybe 100 families. On the first day the team of pediatricians and family physicians travel [...]

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