Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Good news...

Last week we met with the representatives from the community we’re working in as well as with other stakeholders, and it seems as though things are moving forward.

We all managed to come to an agreement and the community has accepted the scope of our services. I was able to explain what we could provide in the out patient clinic (starting small- a clinic for children 12 years and under, also providing vaccinations and growth monitoring, and a focus on prevention- including health education, possibly provision of bed nets etc.). Those present seemed pleased. They also seem to understand that we are limited in what we can offer…as far as beds/ambulance etc. are concerned, due to limited funds, staff, expertise and equipment. At a dinner party the next night we were able to talk with each other some more and I think that a foundation has been laid and we can starting building a relationship with those involved.

It looks like we will start surgery and begin seeing patients in the clinic around April 26th..

The last few weeks haven’t been easy, but in the end ‘all things work together for good’. And we are seeing good things come out of this situation. Thanks for your support and encouragement during this time!

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hallo San

Great news and together with you we are rejoicing, wisdom with accepting your staff and starting up the clinic
Love mama

Anonymous said...

Hallo San, Geweldig dat je nu gauw kan beginnen met het eigenlijke werk.We denken aan je .
Veel liefs OPA en OMA

Josie Kornegay said...

Hi Sandra!
Great to hear from you and to read your blog. Maybe some day Robert & I can come visit!!
Kris & boys are doing well - Kris is very busy with two active boys and a full time job. I forwarded your e-mail to her.
Love to your folks.
We love you and are proud of you!!!
Josie

Anonymous said...

Hi Sandra
We are all really pleased to hear that God has turned things around for the clinic. He is faithful. WE look forward to hearing more great things that happen in your clinic.
Love Lu and the girls from cell xxx

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