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

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[...]

July 11th, 2017 - 9:58 pm § in Uncategorized

A small device that saves lives

In the conference room of the Dakar North regional hospital, about 20 doctors and paramedics meet for a training on emergency care. In an interactive lesson, our good friend and anesthesiologist Hans shares his knowledge and experience with the interested Senegalese colleagues. Two oximeters are don[...]

July 10th, 2017 - 7:16 pm § in Uncategorized

Praying for doctors and nurses

A car packed with health workers pulls over in front of the physiotherapists’ clinic. We’ re not there for a consultation or treatment. We come to pray with the staff. We are in a poor neighborhood at the outskirts of this city and our visit is a great encouragement. In January 2015 I started a [...]

March 3rd, 2017 - 8:38 am § in Uncategorized

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[...]

December 30th, 2016 - 9:28 pm § in Africa

An orange ribbon for the pediatric ward

“And then I call it … the Orange Room”, with these words the Dutch ambassador cuts the orange ribbon and opens the new building for the pediatric ward. What started four years ago just once a week, has now become an important pillar of care in the clinic. Thanks to the Dutch Embass[...]

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 [...]

April 9th, 2016 - 12:17 pm § in Medical, Church, Africa

Twenty white coats in the green south

“It’s really not far away, let’s just walk” says the nurse as he takes me to show me the clinic. Right behind those trees over there. The sun burns on my head while I’m walking from orange tree to mango tree, saluting everyone on the way as we try not to trip over chickens and [...]

March 24th, 2015 - 8:06 pm § in Medical

About typhus and sour milk: Consultation in a Fulani village

Soulee is a young shepherd in the north of Senegal where the Fulani – a nomadic tribe – live. It is very hot and drought has turned the landscape into a desert. Soulee has completely wrapped his scarf around his head and over his mouth excluding heat and dust. This Sunday he travelled to[...]

December 19th, 2014 - 2:11 pm § in Medical

Nutrition Program has a regional impact

Ndeye Fatou is a girl of 1.5 years. She has diarrhea as her mother takes her to the clinic. She’s sitting apathetically on her mother’s lap. When measuring and weighing, she turns out to be malnourished. Her mother explains she is a picky eater. Since she stopped breastfeeding she refuse[...]

September 14th, 2014 - 10:12 am § in Medical, Africa

At war with a virus

“Last week Friday the first Ebola case was confirmed in Dakar, and ever since we are in war.” The head doctor of the Northern Health District of Dakar has called for a crisis meeting for all Health Post leaders. The whole world now knows that Ebola arrived in Senegal, and international organizat[...]