Category Archives: Niger

1st art therapy session

The kids walked into the room, or were carried in (those with casts on their legs) and I think they were pretty excited to see that they were going to get to do something fun and specifically devoted to just … Continue reading

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Sand dunes

A couple of weeks ago we went to some sand dunes a little ways from Niamey. It is amazing the difference between the city sand and the clean, untouched sand of the dunes. It was so soft, it felt like … Continue reading

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Around the hospital

Every day at the hospital is different. It is constantly changing as people come and go. It is always filled with new faces and familiar faces. There is always someone to meet, or someone to see again. It is also … Continue reading

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Shavuot in Niger (and elsewhere)

Although the only cheese I ate this year for Shavuot was La vache qui rit (not a bad alternative by the way), I did take some time to read the Book of Ruth and make some observations. There are a … Continue reading

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CURE Clubfoot Worldwide

A few days ago, I had the opportunity to go and visit one of the CURE Clubfoot Wordwide clinics in the town of Dosso, 140 km. away from Niamey. It was in the regional hospital of Dosso, and we met … Continue reading

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Healing takes time

Kabirou was one of the first patients that we met here at the hospital. I think we met him the second or third day we were in Niger, almost 9 months ago. He came to CURE because his foot was … Continue reading

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Haoua

Haoua has been at the hospital for a few weeks. She came with her mom, Hadiza, and her little brother Ganiou. She came to the hospital because she had a big tumor on her leg, and she has had it … Continue reading

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Cleft Lip Camp

This has been another busy week at the CURE hospital. We had a cleft lip camp, which started on Sunday and is now winding down. A group of doctors from Switzerland came to help out, and most of the patients … Continue reading

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Why I won’t read e-books

The March of Progress The ebook is going to take over. It is inevitable. This essay in The Millions, by Mark O’Connell convinced me. It  is very convincing. It also helped me get a handle on something that I have … Continue reading

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Noma

Recently we had a group of Swiss surgeons come to our hospital for a week-long camp, and we brought in a bunch of patients for operations. Most of the patients came for cleft lip or cleft palate repairs, and that … Continue reading

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