Logo’d Up

This phrase comes from the TV comedy series “The Royle Family”, when baby David is decked out in clothes with fashionable labels. I was reminded of this when doing a mobile children’s clinic in a nearby village. It seemed that all the mothers were competing to present their child in their Sunday best outfits. Of… Continue reading Logo’d Up

Under Fives Week

I have been very busy doing outreach clinics this week. We notify the villagers in advance and they congregate in an open area, such as in the school grounds or under a mango tree. The plan is to check nutritional status by weighing the children, entering the value on a growth chart in their clinic… Continue reading Under Fives Week

Vaccination Clinic

Nurse/Midwife Regina Banda looked resplendent in her white uniform, starched white cap and a garish yellow apron printed with slogans from Zambia’s eradicate polio programme. “I want to ask you a favour, doctor,” she began. Tuesdays are outreach clinic days, when a nurse travels to a nearby village to vaccinate the children. Nurse/Midwife Grace was… Continue reading Vaccination Clinic