Monday, July 20, 2009


We are working on our second clinic day at Kanchindu. Yesterday we felt like the lines were shorter than usual, but at the end of the day we had still seen well over 2200 people. I think mostly people just trickled in during the day rather than all showing up in the morning.

In any case, we were able to let most of the team stop a few minutes early to have a bit of daylight to get to their tents and organize. This morning we have had two patients, one with a broken arm, that needed to be transported to hospital. Fortunately, the roads out of this village are good.

I don't like to talk about illness among the team, because it worrys those back home, but given that we have no one seriously ill, I will tell you that many on the team are experiencing upset stomachs. The problems don't tend last more than 24 hours, but being sick in the bush is frustrating.

We will try to post some audio blogs later, but the next 24 hours for us will be a blur, so our communication may drop off sharply. Don't be concerned if they do.