STORM Trip Medical Testimony

December 16, 2010

I really enjoyed the STORM-2010 trip.  I was able to spend time with the medical team.  The team is led by Derrick Lowoto, nurse, who has been with Share for many years.  Anna Karimojong continues to faithfully serve as nurse aide.  The new funding available this year allowed the addition of Emily Sarara, clinical officer, and  Christopher Lokoli, pharmacy technician.  We were able to refine the program as it adapts to the partnership with RMF (Real Medicine Foundation).  The partnership with RMF since early 2010 has provided a steady supply of medication for the first time.  This has allowed the mobile clinic to be much more effective as the staff travels to 8-10 outlying villages which have little medical access.  The vehicle used for the mobile clinic was purchased in large part through the Tindale House Foundation’s generosity, and has been vital for these outlying clinics as well as transport for emergency cases.

SIHP’s (Share International Health Program’s) goal is to share the good news of Jesus Christ with patients as we offer quality medical care to the needy.  We saw about 1,492 patients and by God’s grace, about 191 made a commitment to the Lord.  Common illnesses included malaria, parasite infections, anemia, and bronchitis.  Dr. Patrick Kuria, ophthalmology, came for the second time and ministered to hundreds of patients with poor vision and eye disease.  It is a privilege to be involved with the Turkana people through Share Int’l.  The SIHP team would like to welcome interested and qualified medical personnel to join us in 2011!

Dr. Rebekah Bartsch

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