Sunday, July 02, 2006

Day 213

This is the 4th of July weekend in the US. Independence day. For Zimbabwe, it is just another winter weekend. I look at the photos my family sends me and everyone is in shorts and tank tops while I am currently wearing a tank top, a long sleeve shirt, a sweater and a scarf. I can not wait for Sept and Oct when the summer will be here.

As is usual with MSF a lot of changes are on the horizon. Our Head of Mission (big boss) is leaving in a few weeks and his replacement should be coming on Friday. The pediatrician on the team is leaving on the 19th of July and a new doctor will be coming in the next few weeks to replace her. Then in August three additional people should be coming to the project to replace Vasilis, our current project coordinator (not as big, except in girth, boss) and Nuria, our financial coordinator. I guess with ngo´s this high turnover is normal, but it still takes some getting used to since the people you work with also become part of your Zimbabwe extended family.
This week in the clinic to celebrate the pediatricians’ birthday/leaving we had a party in the clinic. I attached some photos of the party. Needless to say, looking at some of the nurses I work with you would be surprised there are food shortages in the country.


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