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Friday 6th March 2015

The team have just arrived home after leaving Wau on Thursday morning. We took the decision to leave two days early because of security problems in Wau following repercussions and reactions due to delays in payment of wages to the … Continue reading

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Tuesday 3rd March 2015

Great afternoon teaching at Sister Gracy’s. Sally and Hilary A taught shoulder dystocia and breech and ran rather an amusing midwifery quiz. We had a great reward at the end of the afternoon when we were entertained by the students … Continue reading

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Monday 2nd March 2015

James had a good time teaching at the university, meeting the vice chancellor and deputy vice chancellor. Sally and Hilary have set up the portable ultrasound machine bought by PAL in the doctors office in maternity and it’s being well … Continue reading

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Sunday 1st March 2015

Sunday being a day of rest we were up at 6.30am to attend the 8am English service at the Episcopal church. We spoke at both the English and Dinka services, the team introducing themselves and Hilary A and I giving … Continue reading

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Saturday 28th February 2015

We had a record turnout of over 90 staff at our ‘Shock’ morning today. About a third doctors and medical  students, and the rest nurses and midwives. – plus one cleaner and one “down and out”! 20 people had to … Continue reading

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Friday 27th February 2015

It’s the hottest it’s been on my Wau trips, and working eleven hours each day at the hospital, then teaching students from 3 till 5.30, and then preparation for next day is hard for us all.. Today I’ve been mending … Continue reading

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Thursday 26th February 2015

Another very hot day… James has worked with the two newly trained anaesthetists, and was very impressed with their knowledge and skills which vastly outstrip the equipment and drugs available here, which is frustrating for everyone. James assisted them with … Continue reading

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