Sunday, July 20, 2014


This time we operated only three people, since many of the people that had turned up were suffering from cataracts, and that is a more complicated operation which cannot be done in a village setting. MaliMali has sponsored cataract campaigns too (see blogs December 2011 and 2013) and then a specially equipped  truck arrives to Djenn√© from Bamako with a team who operated on a 100 patients. This is very expensive (6 000 000 FCA= E9230). In comparison a Trachoma campaign like the one we have just begun costs 500 000FCFA (E770) and we will operate on 50 patients over the next few weeks in many different villages.

3 Comments:

Blogger David said...

How very moving that the old northern woodsmen are supporting the country folk of the Sahel: only connect! And you of course are the fabulous catalyst as always. Long live the admirable Gillis, so long as his present health continues and he wants to...

12:21 PM  
Blogger toubab said...

Good morning dearest,
and long live Gillis indeed! WILL use that Glyndebourne photo of us soon somewhere...

8:54 AM  
Blogger David said...

Having just enlarged that lead pic, it's even more wonderful than it seemed at tiny first glance. I hope the surviving foresters have it blown up even larger and put in pride of place in their very Swedish homesteads!

6:54 PM  

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