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A Whirlwind 2 weeks!

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It has been a very busy 2 weeks and hardly time to catch everyone up!We of course, had many visitors over these few days.On the 9th a team of 8 from or Research project came to visit from Tuesday-Friday.We went over some issues with our ongoing research on Adolescents on ART.We have enrolled close to 350 children in the study.We are looking at Viral Loads, kidney function, urine, and how compliant they are on their drugs. We started in February and will go through February 2020.
Dr. Ben Wattley from the UK continued his visit with us and he worked Monday morning drawing Viral Loads.Since the week before had been a holiday—we had 2 weeks’ worth to draw.We ended up sending more than 250 samples.

On Thursday the 11th I went out to Batanai to draw Viral Loads.  The road has gotten a lot worse in 2 months!  It was a killer!  We did get the blood drawn and the kids are doing well at this site.
On the 11th of May, Courtney Walker, and RN from my hometown of Santa Rosa, CA arrived for a 2 week v…

More visitors, a new car and goodbyes

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This week has been busy and it started last Saturday night when Dr. Dale Erickson, our first doctor at Chidamoyo in 1968 came for a visit.  He arrived on Saturday evening in time for dinner.  He has been in Zimbabwe visiting friends and giving lectures at the Medical School for a short 8 day trip.  He was suppose to come for the reunion in January but had to postpone because his wife was not doing well.  We are happy she is doing a bit better now and Dale was able to leave for a few days to visit us.
We had a great visit, even though short and he preached for our Sunday night church service at the hospital.  The highlight of that service is seeing all the 9 month pregnant women who are staying in our Waiting Mothers shelter, singing and dancing!  We always have 60+ women at a time waiting.  Many dance very hard so that they can go into labor and go home, so it is always fun!
Stephanie and boys got back from Rhino Camp on Sunday afternoon with Major.  They had a great time and caught 2 …