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A Burning Stomach
Today Dennis is awake and sitting up. Gogo is happy to see me, while Dennis can not take his eyes off the notebook and pen I brought him together with some crayons.
27 Mar 2009 / 3 minute read
The Cholera Kid
My assignment today is to find a cholera kid – that is find a child above five that has cholera and whose guardian would allow me to talk to them in order to get a child’s perspective on this disea
26 Mar 2009 / 2 minute read
I get a call from MSF Headquarters that they need a brief story of an MSF beneficiary for the Annual Report.
16 Mar 2009 / 4 minute read
Finding a little Miracle
We finally get to the number we had looked for, but find out that Maria doesn’t live there; it is her brother’s house.
10 Mar 2009 / 2 minute read
Looking for Maria
Remember the pregnant lady I met at the Oral Rehydration Point? A week and a half later, I went to look for her and find out what had become of her and the baby.
09 Mar 2009 / 3 minute read
We leave the burial and disinfecting team to get on with their business and four of us set off to Kingston Farm.
01 Mar 2009 / 3 minute read
By checking on their cholera treatment center in Chiwardizo clinic in Bindura (about 88 kilometers northeast of Harare), MSF teams found a new spike in cases on February 22, with 65 peo
01 Mar 2009 / 4 minute read
In Good Hands
Joanna is in Zimbabwe, where MSF has been helping to fight an outbreak of cholera...
26 Feb 2009 / 3 minute read
Elephants Giving Water
“So why do they call them elephant pumps?” I asked Precious, as I stand in front of an aqua blue round concrete that comes up as high as my head.
25 Feb 2009 / 3 minute read
By now it is quite sunny. We’ve got a while to go until we reach our next destination.
21 Feb 2009 / 2 minute read
The Mighty Dollar
Today the sky is turquoise blue with smiling white clouds floating around but all during last night it had been raining. I’m accompanying Georgina one of our MSF nurses.
20 Feb 2009 / 4 minute read
The Force of Argument
11 Feb 2009 / 4 minute read