This woman had not been able to walk for 8 months. She walked back to tell us that since she visited the clinic in September she has been able to walk. This from a treatment of vitamins and Ibuprofen and maybe the psychological boost of being treated by an American doctor?
Two men came in on the same day. They had both suffered strokes 7-8 years before and had been paralyzed on one side and in bed since. We are trying to get the nomadic people and their families to understand that they can start to be more involved in their own health care. For these two we showed their families ways that their limbs could be moved to provide a sort of physical therapy and prevent the muscles from atrophy.
Louine managed our pharmacy. After seeing the doctors, patients would return to the recieving room/pharmacy to recieve their medication from her and have it explained by Ramatu or Aicha.
We developed a simple system of marking the bags for people who cannot read, which is 99% of the people we treated.