June 2013 archive

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Day 0

DSC02175The date of departure of August 1st  is fast approaching and I’m busy with my final preparations as we speak! I’m putting together packs of medical equipment to be donated to each hospital that I visit, as well as making the finishing touches to my route plan. I’m hoping to have a contact at each hospital in advance of my arrival and I’m doing pretty well, although Mauritania and Benin are still proving problematic in that regard!

I’m picking up my aircraft on July 8th….eek!!

Mothers Stories (TBC)

Coming soon! Many women in sub-Saharan Africa have difficult birth experiences for reasons that are alien to us in Europe. They may stuggle to even get to hospital because they live so far away, because the roads are bad or they can’t afford it. I’m going to talk to patients wherever I go and really get to the bottom of what they have gone through in order to give birth.