Archive for December, 2013

December 24th, 2013 - 13:38 § in Medical

Nutrition Program

Baboucar is 2 years old when his mother brings him to the clinic with pneumonia. He is seriously ill, he’s a fragile little guy. When measuring and weighing he also appears to be malnourished. His mother says he’s a picky eater. Since he’s off breastfeeding, he refuses to eat. He only takes ch[...]

December 24th, 2013 - 13:35 § in Church, Medical

Faith, work and networking

“When leading an emergency surgery in the middle of the night I am just as well worshiping God as when I lead the singing on Sunday morning,” explains Dr. Johnson. This Zambian anaesthesiologist  and I lead a forum on medical mission. More than 40 Christian health workers are represented at thi[...]

December 9th, 2013 - 20:49 § in Medical

Statistics turn to faces at the Prenatal Clinic

Ndaye Fatou shares with me her experiences the last time she gave birth. After nine years waiting for a child, she was finally pregnant. Just before the due date she was rushed to the hospital with a placental bleeding. She was helped five hours after her arrival. Her baby had already died in her wo[...]

December 9th, 2013 - 20:42 § in Family

Sinterklaas in Senegal

Who would think that Sinterklaas (St. Nicolas) – since he sails north from Spain – would pay a visit to Senegal (about the same distance but to the south) as well? When we suddenly received four chocolate letters in an anonymous envelope, we started get our hopes up… Will the good [...]

Familie Kieviet in Senegal