In just a few days, I'll be leaving for Ghana. After a day to rest up from the 24-hour trip, Godfried and I will be putting last minute preparations in place for the arrival of three RNs and one nurse practitioner from the U.S. That means we'll be buying prescription medications from our pharmacy contact in Accra, and test kits for malaria, TB, HIV and several sexually transmitted infections. Then we'll be traveling out to the village (about a four hour drive from Accra) to meet with our Ghana Health Service staff, organize the mission itinerary, check on lodging and make arrangements with our cooks. Then we drive back to Accra to get ready for the nurses' arrival!
And then the fun begins! Having prepared as much as humanly possible, we will open our hearts and trust that we will be ready to handle any situation that arises. One thing we know is that we'll have plenty of patients. People in the poor, remote villages in Ghana are so desperate for medical care that they will wait their turn for hours and be grateful to be seen.
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