Clinic Day One Itegero – April 25, 2016

After traversing some crazy, bumpy roads we arrived at the village of Itegero.  Lots of constructions means the nation is developing so, how can we really complain?  We were terribly spoiled by the luxurious building – huge and roomy.  Apparently, many churches will band together in order to afford a building and they all use it in turn to worship.

552 villagers from Itegero and the surrounding villages attend the clinic.  As well as the general care of patients, 7 wounds were treated and 3 people were taken to hospital: knee to be x-rayed, a malaria patient and one other.

There was a grandmother with 8 small children that she cares for as both parents have died.  Very poor and very sad.  We asked if there was a program that could help them but apparently, nothing is available.

All in all, it was a good day for breaking in the team!  Go to the Facebook page for pictures as we are experiencing technical difficulties here.  Will upload as soon as possible.

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