Part of the (im)Possible

a Zambian endeavour

Health

A new limb for Golden
May 6, 2013

Canadian Donors Improve Lives

Golden, a 54 year old volunteer teacher in Mbayi, was involved in a road traffic accident in 1978. He had just finished high school and was in the Zambian National Service. They took him to a hospital where the doctors performed a below the knee amputation. Then the hospital administration told him he would have – Read More-

Thrilled with Mosquito Nets!
September 28, 2012

Caledonia Moms Take On Malaria

According to the World Bank’s International Development Association ‘ no continent suffers the ravages of malaria more than Africa. And in Africa, no country bears more of malaria’s burden than Zambia.’ It kills more children under the age of 5 than any other disease or illness and there is no vaccine. Driven by this information, – Read More-

January 16, 2012

An Emergency

It was the end of the day. I was on my way home when a man intercepted us with information regarding a very sick woman. The description of her condition was alarming- swollen leg, turning black, very painful, couldn’t walk. Turning back, I sent for a bike, was led into the bush- about a 45 – Read More-

January 5, 2012

A New Year of Help & Hope

Losing the struggle to hold her reaction at bay, tears began as the tiny child saw her mother collapse and admitted to hospital. It was late in the day. She was frightened and hungry. As I held, comforted, and fed her, I was not only feeling grateful for the excellent care at Chambishi Clinic but – Read More-

October 22, 2011

Caring for the Babies

A few weeks ago I hired a van ( there were too many to fit in the back of the pickup ) in order to transport a group of moms and babies to the Chambishi Clinic for inoculations. What fun it was for them to travel in such style and comfort ( instead of walking – Read More-

September 9, 2011

Our Health Post – Step 1

Over the past year I’ve transported many seriously ill people to the Chambishi Health Clinic, some who are alive today because they made it just in time. Receiving medical attention at the onset of illness would have, in each case, minimized much suffering but for most the distance is prohibitive. When I’m feeling sick I – Read More-

June 2, 2011

Now He Can See!

I met Fly about six months ago. Like most of the elderly in Mbayi, he was worried about the coming rainy season and how he’d make it through, be able to feed himself until April when the rains would subside and his small garden would yield some vegetables. At that time his eyesight was failing – Read More-

May 26, 2011

Consequences Of Poverty

Remember the boy with malaria, the one I wrapped in my jacket and took to the clinic? Well,his name is Gilbert, and I count 3 times this year that he has been treated for malaria. I recall one time when he even went into convulsions! A few weeks ago I discovered that 7 year old – Read More-

April 28, 2011

Clinic Day

About four months ago I declared Tuesdays, clinic day. Every Tuesday, anyone in need of medical attention is invited to meet at the village centre for transportation to the nearest (a 2 1/2 hour walk!) health care facility. We are fortunate, in Mbayi , to have access to a government clinic which provides good quality – Read More-

March 10, 2011

Gifts of Warmth

He was shivering with chills from malaria, the whites of his eyes yellowing as parasites invaded his body. A tiny boy, defenseless like so many others, not able to acquire a mosquito net or repellent, sleeping night after night in a hut inadequate to shield him from the attack of these insects. I wrapped this – Read More-

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