Wednesday, July 16, 2008

If you live in Ouaga, will be moving here or even just know someone here, this is a good place to know about: AGIR medical clinic.
I was just there yesterday morning, dropping off a bag full of old prescription glasses. One of the many great things AGIR does is provide eye care and affordable glasses for needy people in Burkina. If you have old glasses to donate, AGIR will find someone that needs them, which is great!
They also have a regulat medical clinic that features two Belgian doctors that speak English really well. They are both missionary doctors and most of the money they make from treating well-off patients goes towards subsidizing medical care for the poor. They hope to eventually set up a mobile clinic to reach out to the poorest areas.
AGIR is in the Zone du Bois neighborhood, to the northeast of the University of Ouagadougou, very near the Lycee Technique.

I guess doctors are also on my mind because there are so many sick people around here. JP was up all night and feels dreadful. Mallory is being treated for malaria and the friend that the twins invited to stay the night last night has also come down with malaria. I think the girls all caught it two weeks ago when they slept over at a house with no screens or mosquito nets. Not a good idea in the rainy season in Burkina.

Only three and a half days left here in Burkina. It's hard to believe...


Anonymous said...

Ah, you are SO ready to leave Burkina... comes through clearly. So sorry that folks are sick as you plan to travel. Best of luck with the goodbyes and farewells as you move on to the next phase of your life...

Cyndy said...

Good morning Beth from hot and rainy Michigan. We are having our own rainy season here.
Thanks for the heads up on the clinic. And decent directions. I do not know how these people find anything.
By the time you read this you will be in France.
Bon Voyage.