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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 - 8:52 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 - 8:36 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[...]

April 17th, 2018 - 7:50 pm § in Medical, Africa

International Women’s Day

In Senegalese culture it is hilarious when a man serves a woman. Just imagine the laughs when all the male personnel of the clinic, including the director, served the women bowls with food. March 8 is International Women’s Day. It is a day to bring the rights of women to the attention, but in Sene[...]

April 17th, 2018 - 7:44 pm § in Medical

Triage and saving lives

Right at the entrance of the Keru Yakaar clinic, the triage nurse sees that toddler Modou has signs of dehydration. His mother has taken him because he has had diarrhea for a day and does not want to eat. Modou gets a red card which allows him to skip the line and go directly to […][...]

April 17th, 2018 - 7:14 pm § in Medical, Africa

On mission in your own country: visiting colleagues in Northern Senegal

How do you find food for the cattle in the dry season? How do you make a tasty meal from a sheep’s leg? How do people from the Fula nomadic people greet each other? What is it like to be the only Christian living in a village? Why are the Fula so long? Why is […][...]

December 21st, 2017 - 11:15 pm § in Medical

Moving together

The wound care nurse and former soldier Carlos is our sports teacher today. Accompanied by some very loud music, all the muscles are loosened on the beach, this early Saturday morning. A cardiologist, an ophthalmologist, an obstetrician and a nursing assistant are lined up and the usual hierarchy of[...]

December 30th, 2016 - 8:56 pm § in Medical, Church

Christian Medical Care: a national network

“A Christian hospital does not exist”, states the medical director of the only  Protestant Mission hospital in Senegal. Confusion arises in the room of this first national conference for Christians working in healthcare.” The over 60 participants wonder how they can make a difference and a si[...]

October 26th, 2016 - 9:02 am § in Medical

An unusual week for the paediatrics consultation

Finally: the paediatrician consultation has moved to the new building! We are extremely thankful for all the donations, prayer and support in the period of construction and preparation. This new space was very much needed and even before it was equipped an decorated we started using it last week. A [...]





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