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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[...]

April 14th, 2014 - 9:47 pm § in Medical

Mother and Child Center in 2014

“Your nutrition program is just amazing; you are doing a magnificent job! We refer all our malnourished children to you!” This compliment by the head physician of our health district counting 400.000 inhabitants is a confirmation that we are on the right track as Keru Yakaar. There is still inad[...]

April 12th, 2013 - 4:31 pm § in Medical

Asthma, coke bottles and the circle of change

“Don’t throw that away!” Christian – one of our nurses – calls out to a colleague. “This empty bottle of coke is too valuable for the trash!” In our clinic we recently started saving them for asthma patients. Asthma is a major health problem in this dusty metropolis. Wh[...]

February 17th, 2013 - 9:07 pm § in Medical, Support

Giving makes one rich

Every one who contributed by donating objects: thank you! A dental chair, asthma inhalers, and boxes full of toy cars, from stethoscopes to bouncing balls. Giving is something beautiful. Giving without expecting something in return, whether big or small. It gives people value, to know that someone c[...]

January 12th, 2013 - 2:44 pm § in Medical, Africa

2013 or 1931?

We wish you all a healthy 2013!   That this is not obvious was experienced by Aida and Mariam, 6 month old twins, who were brought to our nutrition consultation by their grandmother. Their mother had died while giving birth, something that’s still way too common in Africa. On this continent t[...]

February 2nd, 2011 - 2:04 pm § in Medical, Church, Family, Africa

Pictures of our trip

Hereby a selection of the pictures we took in Senegal. Our visits to the hospital in Thies, the YWAM clinic in Dakar city centre. But most of all it gives a first impression about life in Dakar. If you view the slideshow you’ll miss the explanation that comes with each picture. So the advice s[...]

March 1st, 2011 - 5:31 pm § in Medical, Africa

Plans for medical work

Working as a medical doctor in Senegal will be a big step for which I will never be prepared well enough. Still I feel confirmed that God will give me the strength I need, just as He has done until now. From my background as a Medical Doctor specialized in Tropical Medicine, Mother and Child [&helli[...]