Dear friends and family,
Day 1 of outreach clinic was a huge success! Our team saw a total of 118 patients over the course of the day. We operated out of a community center roughly 40 minutes away from where we are staying in Blantyre. Our team split up into 5 stations, each of which working in a separate room. This location forced us to be creative with out stations, as tables and chairs (other than a few plastic stools) were not available to us. I worked in the wax removal/medical management station. The individuals that I saw were incredibly thankful and patient. One woman in particular laughed with joy after having wax removed from her ears because she could finally hear again! The teammates working in the hearing aid fitting station successfully fit two adults with hearing aids. Despite a few setbacks in the beginning, our clinic flow became much more efficient as the day progressed. We stopped for lunch about halfway through the day, which consisted of rice, greens, fried chicken and soda/water. After the sun set around 6pm, we worked by headlamps to ensure that each and every patient waiting in line received our services. We are so eager to see what tomorrow has in store!
Until next time,