2009 Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Nov 3, 2009

Arrival

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

We arrived yesterday (Monday) after almost 3 days of travelling.  After checking into our guesthouse on Lake Tana (a backpackers hostel!) we spent the rest of the day at the clinic cleaning.  T... Read More »

Nov 5, 2009

First Operating Day

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Our first day of surgery in Bahir Dar – and despite many challenges, a success! Thirteen patients had surgery; many more are booked into next week. Forty-eight patients have been assessed. Not all are ca... Read More »

Nov 6, 2009

Another Surgery Day

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

A short note tonight as we were late getting the last of the patients out of recovery.  We have done a number of quite large cases.  Interesting for our medical team and wonderful for our patie... Read More »

Nov 9, 2009

A Day Off

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

We had a day off yesterday and the Rotaracts planned a variety of tours for us to choose from – a boat trip on Lake Tana to visit the island monasteries , a short trip down the Blue Nile , Read More »

Nov 10, 2009

Little Miracles

Bahir Dar, Ethiopia

Tomorrow is our last day of surgery – 14 cases booked. Our recovery room is overflowing; some children on mattresses on the floor, other pre-operative patients have to find their own accommodation for th... Read More »

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