After two hectic days in clinic, we have successfully assessed over 400 children and 130 new mothers and baby. As part of the medical mission, classes are being offered for keen Tanzanian medical staff. We have been facing some interesting challenges; despite Ultrasound transducers still en route, numerous technical glitches and language barriers, Team TanCan is getting the job done.
The linguists in the group seem to be mastering Swahili. They have a repertoire of 5 or 6 words and the rest of us are lagging behind in skill. The children get much pleasure listening to our sad attempts at traditional greetings.
The children greet us each day with genuine joy and smiles. It makes our work day worthwhile and so rewarding.