Category: Quick News

Clinic Update
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Clinic Update

We have heard from Fred regarding the new clinic who reports that it’s still tricky to give a definitive date for the opening as work on the premises is on going.  Yesterday Fred had a meeting with the Yumbe District Health Authority to discuss the attainment of a government operating license, which grants the clinic legal status...

Sale of Sales – Friday 27 January 2017
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Sale of Sales – Friday 27 January 2017

Please join us on Friday 27th January for the Sale of all Sales at Coombe Bissett Village Hall. All proceeds to benefit Salisbury Hospice and CRESS!  Come along, enjoy a browse and stop for refreshment.

Smallest of things that make the biggest difference
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Smallest of things that make the biggest difference

While back here in the UK we jiggle and juggle budgets to cover the salaries and general running costs, it is without doubt the smallest of things that make the biggest difference to the Clinic team.  Can you image a clinic running for over a year without a stretcher, not having a proper medicine cabinet...

New Bishop for Kajo Keji
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New Bishop for Kajo Keji

The Bishop of Kajo Keji (Right Reverend Anthony Poggo) has been appointed as Advisor on International Affairs to the Archbishop of Canterbury.. Anthony has been a great support to CRESS and the UK teams have stayed in his house when visiting South Sudan. Our huge congratulations to him as he moves to London, and also...

Imagine only eating every other day
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Imagine only eating every other day

Today we share pictures of local people receiving maize seed from the CRESS team. The money that made this possible was provided by the Salisbury Sudans Link and sent via CRESS to Liwolo where the harvests failed due to the recent droughts and the people have no seed to sow for the second cropping  As...

Another busy week of treatment for Fred
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Another busy week of treatment for Fred

We continue to support Fred in his treatment and last week he had four different medical appointments. On Monday he received three different vaccinations at Downton pharmacy which unfortunately made him feel ill for 2 days. Then on Wednesday Disie Rushforth took him for his MRI scan at New Hall Hospital – Fred could not...

Salisbury Sudans Link Education Committee
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Salisbury Sudans Link Education Committee

Fred Taban recently attended the Salisbury Sudans Link Education Committee meeting at the home of Ian Pinder. The Sudan Link Every Diocese in the Church of England has a link with another Diocese in the Anglican Communion. The Diocese of Salisbury is unusual in having a link with the Episcopal Church of the whole province...

The kindness of others
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The kindness of others

Fred Taban has been working at Sarum College and receiving medical treatment. Kind members of Wellspring have paid for Fred to have vaccinations for Hepatitis A and B , Typhoid, Cholera and Yellow Fever. For most British people this would be done with some resignation and complaint but for Fred, it was a real joy....

Catching up with Fred Taban’s family
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Catching up with Fred Taban’s family

Today we met Fred Taban’s wife and son in Kampala. It took us about an hour and a half to get there but Peris Peter had traveled by bus from Arua in northern Uganda (about 17 hours) to see us, and is combining this with staying with his eldest son, Sunday, and seeing their second son, Nicholas,...

TIA … this is Africa
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TIA … this is Africa

We are waiting on the latest blog which although the team has sent has not been received back here in the UK.  Thanks to messaging apps we are able to provide you with this quick update. We had a fabulous day- exhausting but worthwhile. Saw amazing results from agriculture project – in 4 months 35...