|Okanagan Community Clinic Team|
Jeanette told us many stories of an incredible nurse named Philomon who was running the clinic all by himself when the students visited last year. Sadly, Jeanette informed us that he had been reassigned to a different site in Ghana, however, on our arrival to the clinic we were surprised to see Philomon himself there to greet us. It was a wonderful surprise and a very joyful reunion as Jeanette was not expecting to see him at all! Even more amazing is that there are now 5-6 nurses working at the clinic along side Philomon...a very exciting improvement from last year!
|Health Screening and Child Welfare Clinic|
As the first day was winding down, we heard that there was a young woman who had just given birth
|Child Welfare Clinic|
Our days at the Nyobok Clinic gave us a lot of joy and made all of us appreciate the work that we do at home in raising funds to support clinics just like this one. Although it was frustrating at times where we were unable to communicate with the community members we found that these were always followed by opportunities to soothe a crying baby or provide comfort to an elderly women by giving her a back rub; all actions not requiring a word.
We can't wait to return one day to see the progress our continuing support will bring to this amazing community!
-Mairi Horth, Victoria Cluett, Mara Macauley, Stephanie Townsend and Shannon Macdonald