Ahousseyni, the nurse who stays at the clinic, has been treating patients from far afield. We had the intention of providing better health care for nomads, but as it turns out, we are the only clinic who has consistently good medicines in supply. People are coming from towns and
villages, passing by other less equipped clinics. Alhousseyni, a Tuareg, is now being called the American, since he is in charge of the clinic supplied by the Americans. Everyone awaits the arrival of the American medical team. Because of our American team led by Dr. Bob Skankey of Ojai, we have quite a reputation here.
Miracles wrought by simple things (for us,) like Motrin and vitamins are hard to believe. Two Wodaabe women who were blind for years and unable to fend for themselves, are now doing the cooking at home. This had been beyond their capabilities for years. They were given Vitamin A and multivitamins.
The man in the picture at above arrived at the clinic a week ago on crutches, hardly able to walk. After a week’s treatment with Motrin he is helping us dig out our well.