Our young, fit and enthusiastic nurse has been busy introducing himself to the elders and villages in his catchment area and generally getting organised to carry out his work.

We will be going out to Ethiopia in January to work with him for a few days and to make sure that he is prepared for the rainy season.

Our agenda will also include preparing the ground for the deployment of our 2nd mobile medical team in the Debark Worda. Talking to Government officials, meeting elders and villages and producing a detailed programme with the help of the community

We will also be discussing the introduction of midwives with local Government officials and midwifery colleges, as we think, due to the shortage of midwives in Ethiopia, it will probably be necessary to train local girls as midwives who will go back to the mountains to to work after qualifying.