Category: Health Care Projects

Liwolo Clinic saves lives!
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Liwolo Clinic saves lives!

The Liwolo Clinic was officially opened on 22nd September but had already saved lives in the weeks leading up to the celebration.  Those that visited and received treatment included: A five year old child with severe malaria who was treated with IV antibiotics and Paracetamol A 26 year old pregnant woman with acute cystitis and fever...

Liwolo Clinic is OPEN!
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Liwolo Clinic is OPEN!

The Liwolo Clinic has finally been declared open.  The Bishop’s party which included Diocesan staff, their families, the Cress team as well as college students and others, arrived in a convoy of jeeps which was accompanied for about 2 km by a crowd of well wishers dancing and singing and waving flags, branches and any...

Jeremy & Maggie visit the NEW clinic!
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Jeremy & Maggie visit the NEW clinic!

On Tuesday evening Jeremy and Maggie were driven to Liwolo, about 40km from Romogi where the Cress base camp is staying.  Edward, the Bishop’s driver negotiated the ruts and bumps in the red, dusty roads expertly so they arrived just before dark. During the journey they were able to enjoy the wonderful countryside – very green with...

Preparing for her first visit to the South Sudan!
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Preparing for her first visit to the South Sudan!

I am Maggie Metcalfe and neither my husband Jeremy nor I have been to South Sudan before.  We went to Jinja in Uganda 5 years ago so think we have some idea of what to expect – but that really means we understand what it is like not to have any idea! My role is...

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To all those involved in running of the Liwolo Clinic

Central Equatoria, South Sudan As you may be aware I have just returned from spending a week with Joseph, Golda and Emmanuel in Uganda. I was there with Adrian Burholt and we were working hard with them on matters such as job descriptions, reporting back, targets and future plans. We also got updates on where...

Latest Liwolo Clinic News March 31st
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Latest Liwolo Clinic News March 31st

The clinic is to be opened on March 1st – in spite of no real furniture yet ! This is how it currently looks ! The latrine digging has started and will be finished in time for the opening – the local community are funding the latrine. As result of the Fund raising evening on...

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It is the little things … we take for granted!

An email from Fred about more costs following his wife’s cataract operation.  She cannot bend or lift this means she cannot – carry water on her head, cultivate her fields so therefore provide food for the children.  She can’t cook because this is done by putting a saucepan over a wood fire on the ground and...

Cycle ride raises over £5,000 for Cress!
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Cycle ride raises over £5,000 for Cress!

We have just heard today that Tom Clarke has raised £5,300 in sponsorship (so far) for his leg of the Tour De France – this is a fantastic effort!! The money will be used to fund Joseph to study in Kampala on an intensive English course.   It will be good to have him in...

Cress has saved a woman’s sight!
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Cress has saved a woman’s sight!

I get an email from Fred Taban whilst I am watching cricket (Fred is now back in his refugee camp in Uganda with his wife and family) – this is what he says : “I got home to a joyous welcome from everybody really. But my joy has been dampened by my wife’s eye condition. Her...

It is all go as we prepare for the clinic opening!
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It is all go as we prepare for the clinic opening!

A mad rush today as Caroline realised Godolphin were breaking up on Saturday and needed the clinic flyers to encourage the girls and their families to get sponsorship for their walk in September.  The money raised will go towards providing a solar power system for the clinic, which will make it almost unique in South...