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September 28th, 2017 - 6:22 pm § in Uncategorized

Mango’s for sale at the clinic

The immense mango trees in the large garden around the clinic provide shadow and shelter to the many patients who gather. It is rainy season which means busy days for Seni, the head nurse of this small clinic in southern Senegal. Many children have respiratory infections, diarrhoea, malaria and maln[...]

September 28th, 2017 - 6:12 pm § in Uncategorized

What is more dangerous: an owl or a scorpion?

A man cries out because of the pain, pulling his swollen leg as he enters the clinic. “What can you do against those nasty scorpions?” My colleague Patricia desperately asks me. She is a young doctor from Dakar who takes some vacation time to work in this mission clinic in the southern f[...]

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 - 10:16 pm § in Uncategorized

Every one a leader!

Some church members peek around the corner out of curiosity to get an impression of the leadership training Jan is teaching with a colleague. The mostly well educated new believers have questions like “what’s the church”, “what dimension does Gods influence have in my life”, “and how doe[...]

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 - 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 31st, 2016 - 12:08 pm § in Africa

A businessman as development worker

“Blessed is the day we met for the first time!” One would not expect that these words are spoken at the end of a seminar on finance. This participant is impressed with the program and he is sure it is going to help his company to the next stage. “Supporting the middle class is an […][...]

August 13th, 2016 - 8:11 am § in Church, Africa

Dance moves and other musical movements

“I’m sure you would have shed a tear of joy if you would have been present” Cissa writes in an email last week about the meeting with pastors and other leaders in Thiès last week. On June 26th we organized a big gospel concert and on this evaluation it becomes clear that the peopl[...]

April 24th, 2016 - 11:21 am § in Church

Out of key

Passionately the newly formed band “Shalom” plays their first performance. It is the final concert after a full weekend music workshop by Cissa and friends for youth from different churches in the Casamance. People begged him the whole weekend to do a big solo performance. But even thoug[...]

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 [...]