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Monthly Archives: February 2010

New cataract surgeon!

One of the greatest aspects of working here at Nkhoma is the team at the Eye Hospital.  I have the pleasure of working with a team of nearly 40 dedicated nurses, patient attendants, drivers, administrative staff; and one clinical officer, Mr Ephraim Kambewa. I mention Mr Kambewa especially, as he has returned after 18 months training [...]
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The big Indaba

So I started the day as normal 5am, but this time with no strange animals or creatures in the house.  Even my dog Ellie had gone on her weekly walkabout for a day or maybe two.  A nice coffee, a beautiful sunrise and some paperwork and emails. At 8am we had the big staff meeting/indaba to [...]
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Screening at the lakeshore

And so we start the year.. We have done our first few cataract operations.  I also saw a 12 year old boy who had a penetrating  pen injury to his eye.  Managed to sort it out in theatre. Steve and Kambewa are driving 200 miles to Mangotchi and Machinga, near the lakeshore, tomorrow to meet the district [...]
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