Email Newsletter February 2014
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February 2014 tanzaniacc.org
An East African "dust devil" (small tornado) seems to be an accurate representation of the goings-on at TCC this month. A veritable vortex of activity has swirled around us in every area. While our new RN, Jo Jo Elliot, is away in language school, many sick people have continued to visit TCC. Besides the usual typhoid, TB, HIV, and malaria patients, we had a 14 year-old w/ meningitis, and an elderly patient w/ dysphagia (difficulty in swallowing); thanks to our new X-ray tech, Magesa Mokiri, who is funded by New Harvest Church (CA), and thanks to the newly installed X-Ray equipment donated by doctors at Cross Point Church (AL), we were able to do a barium swallow on that patient and diagnose her with stricture. But the patient of the month is a lady who presented w/ a severely macerated ear after her husband’s other wife bit off and chewed a chunk of that appendage…