Monthly Archives: July 2010

Ethiopia to South Africa

Because of a bonehead mistake, I ended up with an extra day in Addis, with Birr to burn in my pocket. I had plans to ease my frustrated mind with a massage or a pedicure, so I started on the … Continue reading

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Leaving Chiri

First off, thanks everyone for the comments and e-mails! It’s so nice to hear from friends and family, and I love getting to share my experiences with people, so thanks truly for reading. Today I will write about my 3-day … Continue reading

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Rounds with Dr. Jeff

During my stay at the Lalmba compound, I got to accompany Jeff a few times for the morning rounds to check on all the patients. When I first got here, every single inpatient was here for malnutrition, and the biggest … Continue reading

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Market day

Chiri has a market three times per week. On the other days, there are suks that sell some items, but there’s no guarantee what you’ll find. If you want selection and variety, you gotta go to the market. It’s downtown, … Continue reading

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Children’s Celebration in Bonga

Today we took the children to Bonga, which is just under an hour away. Last week was the school graduation, and this was a celebration for them. When I say children, I mean the 12 orphans here at Lalmba, as … Continue reading

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The Orphaned Infant

Hello out there! Mark McCaffery here, posting a note from our beloved Tiffany Hall (her internet connection/time doesn’t make it easy to do a lot of email or blogposting). Below, you’ll find her latest post. Take care… Today there was … Continue reading

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Outreach day!

Yesterday we went to outreach in Gundera Shella, which was about a 25-minute drive followed by a 2-hour hike. For now, outreach means vaccinating people, but Lalmba hopes to expand to TB, malnutrition and de-worming services. It drizzled on us … Continue reading

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