Tanzania Health Care Volunteering – May 29th, 2013

“There are two primary choices in life: to accept conditions as they exist or accept responsibility for changing them.” -Dr. Denis Waitley

This morning we went to the clinic. Elton had a new book on nutritional counseling along with measuring tapes and a method of checking nutritional status by measuring the upper arm. Good news – Taylor and I both have good nutrition. Then we saw a patient who had just arrived from Dar es Salaam. Unfortunately, he had left Dar before being treated for malaria and TB which he was both positive for. Elton made the decision to send him to Iringa for treatment since they don’t initiate TB treatment here in Pommern. After that we tried to assist in organizing the charts for the patients coming for the HIV clinic tomorrow. After some language barrier issues and a lot of confusion on all sides we finally found a system that worked and I think (I’m still not totally sure) we were all on the same page. We put hundreds of charts in numerical order – hopefully correctly so they can be found easily tomorrow! Then, we did some painting on the outside of the mission house. I think it’s safe to say we are not professional painters!

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