Dr. Jennifer Wilson, in Ghana with a team of over 40 other medical professionals, continues to update us on their progress as she has access to technology and free time.
The team is only a few hours away from their last day of clinic and they are beginning to feel the effects of working incredibly long hours.
Jennifer reports that the the Bamboi clinic on Monday was huge: the medical/dental people saw six hundred people and the vitamin station saw just as many. The village of Bamboi is larger than the others that they visited and the clinic seemed to be more taxing on the team members.
On Tuesday the team ran a clinic in Carpenter and saw over 550 people at a more relaxed pace. They are still surprised with the sickness and disease that many people have accepted as normal for their lives.
The optometry team has been running the eye-glass stations on the second day in each village. As patients were examined by the medical team and identified with sight problems they were told to go to the eye-glass station the next day. On day two, Marion Hurlburt and May Tracey would set up in an area and begin seeing the referrals. As soon as people saw others coming out with glasses on there would a rush to the eye-glass station. The team has handed out all of the glasses that were taken and this has been major contribution to the mission this year.
The team plans to conduct their final clinic in Carpenter on Wednesday and then take Thursday to debrief and organize for their return on Friday. Please remember to pray for the team’s health and energy.