Archive for September, 2017

September 28th, 2017 - 6:22 pm § in Medisch

Mango’s for sale at the clinic

The immense mango trees in the large garden around the clinic provide shadow and shelter to the many patients who gather. It is rainy season which means busy days for Seni, the head nurse of this small clinic in southern Senegal. Many children have respiratory infections, diarrhoea, malaria and maln[...]

September 28th, 2017 - 6:18 pm § in Medisch

85 children with scabies

“What’s your name?” I ask while gently smiling at the eight year old boy. He remains silent. After a little while he mentions the name of the quranic teacher where he lives. It has been two years since his parents sent him to this boarding school for him to study the Qur’an. It is a [&hellip[...]

September 28th, 2017 - 6:12 pm § in Medisch

What is more dangerous: an owl or a scorpion?

A man cries out because of the pain, pulling his swollen leg as he enters the clinic. “What can you do against those nasty scorpions?” My colleague Patricia desperately asks me. She is a young doctor from Dakar who takes some vacation time to work in this mission clinic in the southern f[...]

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