Thursday, November 26, 2015

Return to Guiledge, Guinea Bissau West Africa

 Maritza, in her own words....

Our team returned to Guiledge this weekend, doing double brigade, taking visiting dentists and general medicine to help those with malaria and other needs.

One more time the health outreach is a success with many many people coming for help.

I took some pics with my phone so I could send them to you asap since there will be no electricity when I return to Bissau.

There has been over 200 children. All received fluoride treatments and  some dental check ups. The visiting doctors are from a Portuguese organization called Mundo a Sorreir. Raquel knows the woman in charge and they also included Quebo as one of the places they will visited along with Guiledge. The kids all waited for us and when they saw the var pulling in they all clapped.

The new van filled to the brim with volunteers

**(adjust your volume down before you hit play as this can be rather loud)

The kids cheered and waved despite the fact that many of them were sick.

Raquel and the visiting doctors spoke to the kids about dental hygiene.
After the health hygiene chat the dentist started with the fluoride treatments and Raquel went on to see the kids and adults that were sick with malaria, high blood pressure etc.

We just paused for an hour lunch and the team has started again.


Right now over 200 children and more than 50 adults received medical and dental care at It Takes a Village clinic.

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