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5 Days without ZESA!

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Mr. Mereki 20 years and Mrs. Mereki 10 years getting their certificate from Dr. Kabanzi


Presenting certificates


Long Service Award Dinner



Dinner for Long Service Awards


Dr. Kellert sewing up a leg




TOP TEN THINGS YOU LEARN WHEN YOU HAVE NO ZESA* FOR 5 DAYS IN A ROW
(ZESA is the name of our electric supply company in Zimbabwe and stands for “Zimbabwe electricity Seldom Available!)
10. It is your fault that ZESA went out because you bought extra meat, had 2 pigs slaughtered, filled the freezers full for a staff party on Saturday this week.
9. Everyday you struggle to call the ZESA fault line on Skype( because there is no cell phone coverage when there is no electricity) with your battery back up with a small amount of time before it will die, to report that you still have no electricity. The answer you get everyday is “has this been reported?”
8. You learn quickly not to wear that headlight flash light that is so great because it leaves your hands free to do things. As the only light in the ro…

Pray for rain--it is dry!

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Price giving with Headmaster at Zvarai

Major and Cheryl eating after the prize giving


Cheryl and I at Prize giving


Prize giving with students and teaching



Students performing for parents and us


Nurses station and Trauma room going up



Pediatric extension and Nurse station and Trauma room under construction



Major, myself, Dr. Kajese, Dr. Kellert and Dr. Kabanze



The 3 Doctor K's



Well it has been another busy week in Club Chid. The three Doctor K’s are all working hard and Dr. Kellert got to do her first C/Section with Dr. Kajese on Wednesday evening. It went well and she is now used to our instruments, sutures and non-disposable everything—don’t throw those gloves away—we reuse them!! The C/Section was done on Lori’s maid who had come the day before to clean Dr. Kellert’s house—that put her into labor. I told her she should have tried that on her patients in the US “clean my house and you will go into labor!”
The building continues on the Peds extension and also the Nurses Station/Trauma…

Dr. Kellert arrives--yeah!

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Dr. Kellert in office
New X-ray room next to theater (from OPD veranda)




New X-ray room


New X-ray room




Building the new Nurses station and Trauma room




Trauma Room/ Nurses Station

Pediatric Extension



After 5 months of correspondence back and forth, and applications, sold house and moving, and waiting for a medical license in Zimbabwe —Dr. Cheryl Kellert and OB/GYN from the US arrived on Tuesday November 1st to become our 3rd doctor! Who would have thought! After so many years of no doctor, then 1 doctor, then 2 doctors and now a third—wow!

She arrived here on Tuesday evening and we had dinner for her with the other doctors and Major and Patience. Then she gladly went off to bed after 2 days of straight flying. She left Connecticut in a big snowstorm and arrived to 110 weather here—wow what a shock on the body—but she has done well and was up in the morning to start work!

We have been busy getting her house ready and an exam room ready. While we are building a new X-ray room we are now usin…