The Here’s the latest update from Volunteer Lynn MacDonald in Rwanda:
Today Carolyn and I travelled to Mbuga with Sr Thierrey to visit Sr Drocelle, and tour the health clinic. Mbuga is an hours drive southeast of Butare, and we travelled through beautiful countryside. The village of Gasarenda is just before reaching Mbuga. the men were replacing the road with hand cut paving stones. So we needed to walk from the village to Mbuga. We created quite a stir, I don’t believe they see many ‘umuzungus’ and we were a fascinating diversion to their day, attracting hoards of
The clinic operates as an out patient clinic, pharmacy, ARV treatment, lab and maternity ward, with approximately 45 babies being delivered every month. We were told that malaria is on the increase in Rwanda and USAID have provided mosquito nets for distribution. There was quite a commotion as everyone was clamouring to obtain a bed net.
We were pleased to see that the teaching of ‘Helping Babies Breathe ‘ a program APIC previously sponsored, was being used in the maternity ward and delivery room.