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I received my Yellow Fever, Typhoid and Hepatitis A shots. Tomorrow I have to get my malaria medicine = Kesho nakwenda pokea dawa da malaria. Other than the malaria meds this isn’t something I have to do for every trip, but at least I have access to doctors and reliable meds. You have no idea what a hospital in Africa looks like. You ( and I) would never go there.
One of my main goals is to see that the hospital that is being built (in the region where we work) is able to receive native Africans in a clean, antiseptic environment and give them a chance to survive. My arm is sore ( I am a wimp,) but they have absolutely no alternative but to suffer and see what fate comes there way. We can change this. Let’s get this hospital built. The President of Tanzania has visited the hospital site of which we are involved. He sees that it will be something different from the other hospitals. If you would like an opportunity…please help us to make a difference. www.H4Cinternational.org
P.S. My arm is feeling better already
BTW. The name of our Blog is MBELE, it means = moving forward in Swahili. Is there any other way but forward that we can go? Join us as we move!
James R. Smith
Every time I get home from one of my trips to Africa (or Asia) I unpack my suitcase, but I never put my knapsack (carryon) out of my sight. After having done this enough times I realized that there must be some subconscious connection between me actually seeing that knapsack and knowing somewhere down the line my next trip is waiting on the horizon. People who have traveled and lived out of their suitcase, knapsack etc… I’m sure can relate to all of this.
So why go at all? Long flights, airport delays, lost luggage, visa hassles…..I could on. You go because it matters. There are living, breathing human beings where you are going and after you touch lives with these people everyone is the richer for the experience. Yes there are projects (medical, schools, water projects, orphanages, trade schools, agricultural etc..) But it’s about people. It’s about, “do unto others.” If we are going with the right motives it is because we are going “Because it matters.”
James R. Smith