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If you have been following my contributions to Thursday Doors over the years, you will know that I do voluntary work as a doctor overseas. Last year I was working at Kakumbi Rural Health Centre in Eastern Province, Zambia. It was distressing to see the lack of medical care for people with severe mental illness, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. Their families would look after them as best they could; but if the patients became violent or started destroying property, this support could end. Patients would roam around the village, clearly very disturbed, behaving inappropriately (throwing stones at vehicles, wandering about naked).
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Is it possible to donate otherwise than through PayPal, which we don’t use, please?
You need to ask Ian on his blog, Margaret.
OK, I’ll look later this morning – thanks.
Didn’t realise you did such amazing work, Tish. You have so many strings to your bow.
Not me, James. Just passing on a link from a blogging doctor chum.
Whoops – got the wrong end of the stick!
Easily done with reblogs 🙂
A very important link and will follow up. I admire the work that so many people do to support others in Africa. I have a focus on the Congo at the moment.
The Congo certainly deserves our attention. Hundreds of years of abuse suffered by its populations, and one of the most resource-rich regions on the planet.
Yes, I read Kingsolver’s The Poisoned Bible and was immersed in the place. A long read or listen.
A very excellent book.