Hello Kind People,
As you were undoubtedly aware Movember, the month formerly know as November came and went like a hairy hedgehog in the twighlight of the year. Like the hairy hedgehog, confused by balmy temperatures my timing is a little off and appear to be running three weeks late!
Christmas is upon us and I feel the need to hibernate with a bottle of pop and some close friends.
Endeth the Mo…
The lead up to the mo’s finish was ticklesome, it was noticeable every time I moved my mouth or there was a very strong breeze about 5’3’’ above the ground. I was much more conscious of it and as a result felt other people were more conscious of it..rightly or not.
Oh stop it, it tickles
Sadly, unlike Dr David Attwoods moustache, Maurice, mine remained an ‘it’ because I felt it was not born at an early stage. Like a pregnancy for the first three weeks I want to attend many mo’ternity check-ups before announcing happily that I was ‘with-mo’.
The proud father
Embryonic in nature the last week it developed into a handsome foetal stage, if that is not an oxymoron, before finally being born on 1st december. Released from the cord of my top lip…..it was a boy.
Gerald the ginger mo was collected up and rests in my sock draw, both father and mo are doing well.
So that’s that…
Please be reminded of the SSMJ and the hard work they perform to MAKE A VERY REAL DIFFERENCE. Why not this festive period, consider not giving those small Christmas cards to people you see most days and drop the saved money into the SSMJ where it will be very much appreciated.
here’s that info again…
You can donate to support the SSMJ the worthy cause dear to my heart by clicking the donate to support the SSMJ link.
Why am I concerned about South Sudan’s health? That stats below highlight some reasons. The SSMJ works to implement strategies to educate and increase structure in the healthcare system.
*80% of the population does not have access to any toilet facility
*60% of households own at least one mosquito net
Source: National Baseline Household Survey (2009)
*Infant Mortality Rate is 102 (per 1000 live births) as opposed to approximately 5 in the UK
*Under 5 Mortality Rate is 135 (per 1000 live births) as opposed to approximately 5 in the UK.
*Maternal Mortality Rate is 2054 (per 100,000 live births)
*17% of children were fully immunised.
Source: Southern Sudan Household Health Survey (2006)
Many Thanks and Merry Christmas one and all.