Archive for March, 2017

March 10th, 2017 - 09:23 § in Medisch

A conversation under the Baobab: health care in rural areas

A little girl carrying a small bowl walks towards the large baobab tree in the courtyard of the village. She starts to run faster and waving as she sees us. Together with a local Christian nurse I’ve come to visit Mama Helen in Tiadiaye, a village in a dry region. Mama Helen, the wife of […[...]

March 3rd, 2017 - 08:43 § in Medisch

World Cancer Day: a day of extra attention for our patients

The emotions are running high in the meeting room of our clinic. Women diagnosed with breast or cervical cancer have the opportunity to speak to different specialists. There is an oncologist from the University Hospital, a dietitian and members of the national cancer foundation. “The treatment[...]

March 3rd, 2017 - 08:38 § in Medisch

CPR: practicing and practice!

“The airway is free!” Etienne calls out pointing to the old manikin whose head has fallen of the body. Laughter fills the training room at Keru Yakaar, where some 15 staff has come for CPR lesson. A Canadian military nurse teaches the class voluntarily: He is strict … so everyone p[...]

Familie Kieviet in Senegal