Today we could really see how the months of preparation by the medical team have paid off. Once we arrived in the village of Nyamboi, within an hour three truckloads of equipment and medical supplies were unpacked, set up and Medical staff fully operational to start seeing the crowds of patients who had been waiting since long before we arrived.
By the time we had closed for the day and packed things securely away for the night with the help of our wonderful Ghanaian helpers it was already dusk (there’s no electricity in Nyamboi).
Great stories from every sector were shared later over dinner. A patient who had suffered a heart attack just before the clinic was dispatched to a hospital and was later reported to be stable; then there’s the story of a young mother who had already lost the sight of one eye and whose other diseased eye was able to be saved with dispensed eye drops; and finally the eleven year old Fulanese “cow boy” who was diagnosed with multiple ailments and for whom our pharmacy staff delayed their close to provide him with his pouch of medicines before he had to immediately return to watch over his herd of cows.
The evening finished with a surprise birthday (she will have to tell you how many herself) cake and presentation to team leader Dr. Jennifer Wilson, affectionately known here as Dr. Jenn.
We thank all of you for your prayers and we thank God that every team member is healthy and doing well.