Security at airports in West Africa sure isn’t what it is in the US. I’ve had my bags hand-searched several times and the person always gives up on my backpack since it has so many pockets full of stuff. Then after they search me, they send me back to an unsecure area. Hmmm. Probably the […]
I got the uncanny feeling that the sheep was looking me directly in the eye and saying the slogan painted on the van as we passed it on the road to Tamale at 65mph.
In the pediatrics ward, this little bowl and mortar (?) are used to crush pills and mix them with water so that the medicine can be given to babies who can’t chew/swallow pills. I’m not sure how old the metal bowl is but it has a beautiful weathered look.
At the Medical Centre you see lots of toads at two different times: at night and when it rains. As ugly as toads are, they are quite an important part of the eco-system here. In fact, they are very important to us. Why? They eat malaria-carrying mosquitoes. The less mosquitoes, the safer we are. The […]
Last night was my last supper with the five volunteers here with us. Thomas is an Argentinian doctor who will be leaving next week and Patsy and the Van Bibbers will be leaving next weekend. Since I’m headed to Abidjan today they will be gone when I return. Here are the group photos we took […]
I have taken a lot of very sad photos – especially of children – while following the doctors on rounds. However, I don’t post many of them because I don’t want this blog to be depressing – we want to focus on the hope that is being given here. Hope given by the dedicated hospital […]
Not all volunteers that come to the medical center in Nalerigu are doctors or medical staff. Kathy is a music teacher who came to Ghana for one month with her daughter (who was doing medical work). So what did Kathy do for one month while her daughter worked long hours at the hospital? Sit around […]
I confess, my title has been sensationalized a bit. The water at the river does run rapidly over rocks, but it is only white because of the soap used by the women washing their clothes in it. Trey’s visit to the river was still exciting though. Probably more for the women and children there than […]
I went to a local elementary school and was taking photos of the artwork in their courtyard. One of the teachers yelled at all the kids to leave so that I could take my pictures. I was snapping shots and then spotted this curious boy peeking around the corner.