November 5th, 2019 - 12:52 pm § in Medical, Church

On death, hope and perseverance

“A little further to the left Tabitha!” Dr. Soh shouts. It is 2013, we are on the empty site that he has just bought for the construction of the hospital. We (Maria, Tabitha, Simon and Jan and Dr. Soh) are each on a corner of the empty plot so that we can see the size. Then we follow Dr. Soh through the yellow grass while he’s explaining: “this will be the entrance, with on the left a first aid room, on the left the corridor to the women’s wing, on the right the men’s ward, here the lab, there a private room and here my office.” Everything is already in his head, and we start to see the hospital in our minds. Read more…

June 14th, 2019 - 8:37 am § in Medisch

Research malnutrition in infants published

I can vividly remember the story of Ndeye Fatou. Working with children with malnutrition has long been my passion. In particular infants who are already dealing with weight loss or nutritional problems caught my attention because they are extremely vulnerable and there is little scientific knowledge[...]

June 12th, 2019 - 11:15 am § in Medical, Church

Malnutrition in the slums

Alioune* sweeps the floor of the Koranic school, the room that we use for the church’s malnutrition program in this slum area in Dakar. The beautiful coastline in the distance stands out against the sea of ​​corrugated iron with wooden huts. The sun-drying fish attracts a huge pest of flie[...]

June 12th, 2019 - 10:14 am § in Medisch, Kerk, Afrika

Making History

December 1, 2018 was a historic day in Senegal. After a 5-hour general members meeting during the annual conference for Christian health workers, a vote was taken for the establishment of a foundation for Christians in care. The outcome? The statutes were adopted unanimously and a board was elected![...]

October 28th, 2018 - 8:52 am § in Medical

Be the Saline of the world

NaCl, saline solution, is the standard infusion solution, no matter which country you work in. It is also the name of an internationally used training for Christians in health care, who desire to be ‘salt’ in their environment. 10 Senegalese colleagues traveled to Togo this summer to follow this[...]

October 28th, 2018 - 8:49 am § in Church, Africa

Music changes lives

During our stay in Holland over summer we enjoyed the music and singing in our own language, and Dutch cultural music. Music touches our hearts and the texts change our thinking. There are obvious reasons why singing has an important place in the church service. We are blessed in the Europe and the [...]

October 28th, 2018 - 8:36 am § in Medical

Headaches and high blood pressure

Fatou, a woman of less than 60 years old, comes stumbling into the clinic, supported by a family member. At the door the triage nurse had her cut the long line, and in the emergency room it appears that her paralysis is caused by a stroke. Years ago, she was diagnosed with high blood pressure, [&hel[...]

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