One of our most valuable assets at the clinic is Achicha, who also acts as our office manager in Agadez.  She is a trained nurse and speaks all the local languages.  She has worked with Dr. Skankey on every mission and we sent her to a short English course to help her communicate directly with him.  This trip I was almost never needed as an interpreter as her English has so improved.  She is very competent and after Bob tested her skills, she even ran the clinic by herself while Ali was on vacation.  Best of all she is always smiling. 

Achicha explaining medicine

Testing some pretty cool sunglasses

Congratulating the matrones she worked so hard to help train, upon the completion of their second training session.


  1. What a treasure. The Foundation has found a good person that appears to represent all of the ideals which it stands for.

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