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This is real medicine

Today we took a bold step. We have two consultants from Leeds hospitals with us. We asked them to go into our clinics without us and each sit with a nurse and observe what was happening. I say it was … Continue reading

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New Kindergarten

A year ago I was in Funzi and found nursery children learning in a ramshackled old building , sitting on rocks to participate in their lessons. Although the trust built a new school a few years ago there is now … Continue reading

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Blog Two – Sharka

Today we saw Sharka- the little girl with terminal skin cancer. To be fair she saw us first. Or maybe someone had told her we were coming as her eyesight is so poor these days. The cancer on the inside … Continue reading

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Blog One – Flooding – Ashley’s Latest Trip

We have had heavy rain for the past few days. So bad that we had to turn the boat around and return to Funzi yesterday. The boat was inches deep in rain water within minutes of leaving the shore and … Continue reading

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Update on the cancer lady

The lady with advancing and terminal breast cancer has a cocktail of daily drugs to help control the pain. Her sisters met us on the roadside to receive them. It seemed a little strange because the circumstances are so grim … Continue reading

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Small signs of gratitude that mean a lot

Yesterday a woman arrived at the house quite late. In her hands she clutched five bananas. Her name was Aisha Pandit. A woman we had treated for a painful and serious condition some months ago. She had come with this … Continue reading

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When Bedtme Is Never Fun

If people aren’t fighting off painful parasites that invade their hands and feet (jiggers) there is another menace. At night you might be lucky enough to have a net to stop mosquitoes biting you and making you sick. But nothing … Continue reading

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