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Travel Blogs from Pointe Noire
... They have literally let us put words in their mouths as we educated and cared for our patients and they have been such a pleasure to work with. I am proud of the work they have done and feel blessed to see these young men and women with no medical background start translating and educating patients on hernias, urinary catheters and constipation. They have learnt so many new English words such as 'bowel movement' and 'obstetric fistula'. ...
... disfigured and fused together. Surgery has brought his fingers to the correct position and now two long K-wires extend out the tips of his fingers to hold them in this position while the skin graphs heal. It may sound uncomfortable but none of this seems to phase him. He calls loudly across the room to me in French "pompae, pompae", a word I have had repeated to me many times since arriving on the Africa Mercy. I lave come to ...
... with patients was short and after a quick photo opportunity kissing a baby, the whole thing was over. Many of the patients were understandably disappointed not to meet such a powerful man and but considering all the cleaning and security issues that surrounded the port and the ship I think most of the crew were just relieved it was all over and life could resume as "normal" (it's a relative term isn't it). Life may be simple on the Africa Mercy but it is certainly never dull. Erin ...
... things familiar over the holiday period but I am lucky to have so many wonderful people back home propping me up and willing me on. I am thankful everyday for the amazing wifi we have aboard the ship, which is honestly better than any I experience on my recent trip to Italy. It allows for constant messaging and Facebook updates which keep me focused on why I am here. To lift my spirits and chase away the self pity. To remind me to grab adventure with both hands and ...
... them a little fresh air and sunshine. This is a wonderful way to end a shift with games and singing and a chance for the little ones to watch the ships coming into the harbour. Some patients have never seen a boat before they arrive to us, or never ridden in a tricycle or been on a slippery dip. It's wonderful to see the excitement in their eyes, and part of my job is to play, there would never be time for anything like that back home. The language barrier is ...
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- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet