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August 1st, 2020 - 1:00 pm § in Medical, Church

Not just any dentist…

I already noticed that Dr. Omar* is not just a dentist: he and a number of colleagues voluntarily travel in turns to Dahra to start up dental care in the clinic, a major need among the population. He tirelessly offers consults, extracts molars and often opens the Bible in the treatment room. He shin[...]

August 1st, 2020 - 1:00 pm § in Church

Christian radio station in the city

The radio is on wherever you go in Senegal: on the bus, in shops, at the market, and on the street. The music follows the latest hit list and social themes are discussed in all kinds of talk programs. For the Senegalese population, half of whom are illiterate even in the city, radio is the […[...]

April 23rd, 2020 - 9:55 am § in Medical, Church, Africa, News, Support

Corona relief fund

Fatoumata cannot afford her medicines. She had planned to sell one of her sheep before coming to the clinic, but the cattle market has been canceled for some time. She has diabetes but living without medicines can cause serious complications. For patients like Fatoumata who come to the Dahra clinic,[...]

April 22nd, 2020 - 5:41 pm § in Medical, Church

Dahra Campaign

Maimouna shakes my hand and hugs me. She recently consulted me and since the treatment her deaf ear has healed: she can hear again. Now she’s come with her neighbors for a two-day campaign of free consultation and screening at the clinic in North Senegal. Bookmark on Delicious Digg this post R[...]

April 21st, 2020 - 12:34 pm § in Medical, Church

A shepherd in the doctor’s office

His flock of sheep remains outside the gate when Abdou comes to the hospital for medical consultation. He has not been feeling well for a while, but because of trepidation, he has never been to the hospital before. He is a shepherd of the Fulani people and does not easily open up, not even to [&hell[...]

January 23rd, 2020 - 10:22 am § in Church

Yeesu Rekk Concert

“You’re Bernard, the singer, aren’t you?” the employee of the gas station asks, and she continues: “Yeesu Rekk!” (only Jesus), “thank you for what you do for our country.” It is an example of the many conversations that have started since we started the “Yee[...]

December 28th, 2019 - 4:50 pm § in Medical, Church

The cause of illness

A virus or bacteria can make us sick. Behavior, such as smoking or poor nutrition, can also cause illness, which is why lifestyle medicine is on the rise. It is a revelation to many Senegalese physicians, health care students, and nurses that our values ​​and underlying belief systems and cultur[...]

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. […][...]

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[...]

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 [...]





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