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Back to basics

In Nkhoma, I am planning carefully for the next two months as we run up to the end of the year.  We will stop working for Christmas, but will be aiming to help as many people as we can for the next two months, and hope to work flat out. I had a busy day on [...]
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The rains have come

I was happy to arrive back in Nkhoma during the rains.  They shouls have started in ernest 2 months ago, but have been somewhat scanty over the past weeks.  The crops are surviving in the central region and over the past week we have had a number of huge down pours to soak the fields [...]
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The New Year

I have gathered strength from family and friends over the festive season, and am ready for the new year.  It’s not going to be easy.  We have much less funds, and I totally understand.  With the past two year’s international financial crisis, we all perhaps have less to give; and this ultimately boils down to [...]
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The end of the year

Sunrise over the valley from Nkhoma I feel, as I’m sure many of us do just before the end of the year, a bit tired and exhausted!  I am looking forward to spending time with my fiance, Jenn and our families.  After a few days of rest and relaxation with those dearest to me, I can [...]
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Ward rounds

Today I had a list of 28 patients to see and by 9:30 I was already half way through them. It’s much quieter than yesterday, but I still had 14 cataract operations to perform, and there were also 2 emergency cases of people with injuries to their eyes. In the afternoon I went on another ward [...]
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