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    • The Presbytery of Los Ranchos The Presbytery of Limuru East Africa Partnership Project Medical Humanitarian Relief 31 October – 16 November 2008 Hoag Memorial Hospital Presbyterian Kenya USA
    • Project Members 15 - Southern California 13 – Limuru, Kenya Medical, Pastoral and Operations Members Divided Into Three Groups Blue, Green and Yellow Team Usually Assigned To Different Dispensaries At Different Locations Throughout Limuru Presbytery In Southern Kenya This is a Yellow Team perspective
    • Southern California Team Members Filler Dr. Colette Cozean Geneva Presbyterian Church Alison Yamaguchi Pediatric Physical Therapy Grace Presbyterian Church Dr. Annu Sharma Pediatric Physician Dash Cotter Occupational Therapist Jesse Cozean Geneva Presbyterian Church Dr. Jeff McCrory Pastor Geneva Presbyterian Church Myong Rose Registered Nurse Jennifer Okamura Clinical Pharmacist Sharon Silva Registered Dietitian Angie Howell Registered Nurse Mary Palmer Respiratory Therapist Saint Andrews Presbyterian Church Anne Sivley Yorba Linda Presbyterian Church Nicole Vasquez Physical Therapist Terry Belcher Microbiology/Laboratory Paul Arndt
    • Kenyan Partner Team Members Rev. Charles Karanja Moderator, Limuru Presbytery Peter K. Kamweru Partnership Coordinator Duncan Kinuthia Registered Nurse Frida Kool Registered Nurse Patrick Kahara Kuria Ophthalmologist Nahashon K. Mbiu Health Coordinator, Limuru Presbytery Grace Muthoni Mbugua Nurse Rev. John Mbae Muraga Parish Minister Joseph Muiga Mwariri Pharmacist Agnes Nkaribali Registered Nurse Doris Riungu Registered Nurse Amos Thuranira Laboratory Technician Dominic Wairegi Registered Nurse Transportation: Crombic Tours Safaris Drivers and Vehicles
    • Visiting The Limuru Presbytery Orphanages
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    • Playing Soccer At Orphanage
    • Wearing Best Dresses For Visitors
    • Eating Ugali With Girls At Orphanage
    • New Boys Orphanage
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    • Preparing To Deploy From Brackenhurst Missionary Center
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    • Work Days In Dispensaries
      • Dispensary Functions
      • Admissions
        • Fill out patient information slip
        • Name
        • Age
        • Weight
        • Temperature
        • Symptoms
      • Physician/Nurse
        • Diagnosis
        • State treatment
        • Treat as appropriate
      • Physical Therapy
      • Respiratory Therapy
      • Pharmacy
      • Collect patient admissions information slips on exit for record keeping
    • Preparing To Treat Patients
    • Admissions Chaos
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    • Pharmacy Set-up
    • Electrical Power …… Bring Your Own
    • Young Mother
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    • Overload …. All Day
    • Blessed To Serve …. Happy To Receive
    • Yellow Team In Narok
    • Dispensary In A Church
    • Pharmacy Set-up
    • Taa Daaah! Lab!!! Note the electrical power cord!! Generator That-a-way
    • Admissions
    • Pharmacy Helper
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    • Some Need To Be Referred To Regional Hospitals
    • Angie At Work
    • Making Lunch
    • Hey!! No Hands!!!
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    • Team In Transit
    • Local kids offer assistance through the door window
    • Can’t Get To Everyone
    • Epileptic Seizure
    • Group Physical Therapy
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    • People Waiting
    • Pack It Up And Do It Again
    • They Appear From The Maasai Mara
    • Work Off The Ground
    • Not A Lot Of Privacy!!!
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    • Frida Figuring Out Who Is Next
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    • Pharmacy On The Ground
    • 75 More ….. One Hour To Dark
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    • They Return To The Maasai Mara
    • Today, We Have A Table
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    • Dr. Cozean With Grace and Owen
    • We Treat God Heals
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    • There Will Be Mud!!!
    • Often, No Road Just Accelerate Across The Plain In The End, All Get Stuck
    • Who Needs 24 Hour Fitness?
    • All Of Our 4X4 Vehicles Stuck In The Mud
    • If You Go Off Of Track, You May Drop In Sink Holes If You Stay On Track, You Will Get Stuck
    • I’d Love To Be On The Newport Freeway At 5pm
    • Frank … Good Guy….. Working In Africa Since 1979 Presbyterian Missionary
    • Stuck In This Bog For 5 Hours
    • Working From Bog To Bog
    • Main Tool Is A Machete
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    • Women Carry The Water
    • Two Non-work Days Maasai Mara Reserve & Then On To Amboseli National Park ……… . By DC-3
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    • Snooze Before Dinner
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    • Africa Inland Mission (AIM) … Nice People
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    • Curt … Good Guy….. AIM Pilot Working In Africa Since 1985
    • Tim … Good Guy….. AIM Pilot Working In Africa Since 1985
    • Jim … Good Guy….. AIM Pilot Working In Africa Since 1985
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    • They’re kinda hoggin’ the water!!
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    • Zebras And Wildebeest Migrate Together
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    • Stragglers Become Dinner For Predators
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    • The baby rides upside down holding on to Momma’s underside.
    • Come On In!!! The Marsh Mud Feels Great Between Your Toes!!! And The Grass Just Floats Up To Your Nose
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    • The Way Nature Works The Hunter And The Hunted
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    • Vultures & Hyenas Eat Well!!!
    • Attending Limuru Presbytery Church Services
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    • Regional Medical Contacts
    • Meeting With Local Government Health Officials To Discuss Cooperation And Issues
    • Women’s Ward At Regional Hospital
    • This Is It
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    • Regional Hospital Ambulance Fleet
    • Hot Water Severe Burn Injuries
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    • Hospital Gift Shop And Family Accommodations
    • Things You See
    • Cows Heading Home At Dusk
    • Nairobi And Kenya National Newspapers On 4 November Before Polls Have Opened In The US
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    • The Great Rift Valley
    • Cheap Thrills
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    • We Asked This Rat To Leave The Dispensary
    • One Person Taxis
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    • Local Missionary Children
    • Elder Maasi Greetings
    • Rest Stop
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    • Dorm At Acacia Grove Mission
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    • Corral For Livestock
    • Toilet
    • Nice Toilet
    • Typical
    • Walls Made From Woven Sticks Filled With Mud and Cow Dung
    • Morning Devotional
    • Tight Ride
    • Roadside Shops And Houses
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    • Fresh Water Supply Rain Gutter Tank
    • Tents Were The Best
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    • Kenya/Tanzania Border Marker
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    • East Africa Project November 2008 Over 3,000 people treated Over $250,000 in medicine distributed A Humanitarian Cooperation
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    • Nahashon Mbiu, Our Guide, Planner and Coordinator Working Hard …. Staying Connected
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    • Republic of Kenya Background Gained independence from the UK in 1963 following the Mau Mau Uprising (1952-1960) Government type: Republic; unicameral National Assembly or Bunge (224 seats; 210 members elected by popular vote to serve five-year terms Current power sharing leadership: President Mwai Kibaki and Prime Minister Raila Odinga Area: 582,650 sq km or a little more than twice the size of Nevada Coastline: 536 km Climate: Varies from tropical along coast to arid in interior Population: 37,953,840 Ethnic groups: Kikuyu 22%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjin 12%, Kamba 11%, Kisii 6%, Meru 6%, other African 15%, non-African (Asian, European, and Arab) 1% Religions: Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, Muslim 10%, indigenous beliefs 10%, other 2% Languages: English (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languages Literacy: definition: age 15 and over can read and write; total population: 85.1%, male: 90.6%, female: 79.7% Economy - overview: The regional hub for trade and finance in East Africa, Kenya has been hampered by corruption and by reliance upon several primary goods whose prices have remained low. GDP (purchasing power parity): $61.22 billion (2007 est.) GDP - real growth rate: 7% (2007 est.) GDP - per capita (PPP): $1,700 (2007 est.) GDP - composition by sector: agriculture: 23.8%, industry: 16.7%, services: 59.5% (2007 est.) Labor force: 11.85 million (2005 est.) Life expectancy at birth: total population: 56.64 years; male: 56.42 years; female: 56.87 years (2008 est.) HIV/AIDS Adult prevalence rate: 6.7% (2003 est.) People living with HIV/AIDS: 1.2 million (2003 est.) HIV/AIDS deaths: 150,000 (2003 est.) Major infectious diseases: degree of risk: high Food or waterborne diseases: bacterial and protozoal diarrhea, hepatitis A, and typhoid fever Vectorborne disease: malaria Water contact disease: schistosomiasis (2008) (Source: CIA World Factbook last updated 12/18/2008)