Some healthy changes in Yei

Sudan_blackboard Posted by Yei 2013 on Sat, 19 Jan 2013 | 1 comments | Bookmark: digg this Post this to del.icio.us Post this to Facebook

I last visited Yei two years ago so it was interesting to see the developments since. The spending power of the people has increased with many more motorbikes on the dirt roads. Bicycle Ice Cream sellers, with an electronic music box playing “Für Elise”, remind one of the early fifties “Stop me and Buy One” bicycle sellers in the British Isles. There are also more Black Kites (the scavengers of Africa) flying around indicating more left-over food.

The hospital smells much better and there are now six doctors in residence (as compared with only one in 2010). Caesarean sections are available.

The Yei National Health Training Institute now has seven lecturers (only one in 2010) and a full intake of student nurses, midwives and laboratory assistants. I taught them for two hours about small group learning, which is an economical, effective learning method which can be used in any circumstances (rural or urban) for continuing professional education.

The County Health Office has provided training for many Traditional Birth Attendants and Community Health Advisers who can provide basic health services at village level. There are now three primary care doctors in the Yei area (one, in 2010).

The Martha Primary Care Clinic (Yei Diocese) has seen 24,000 patients in the last year and now has a small paediatric ward and an eye clinic. It is supporting one medical student who is studying in Uganda. Funding for the Mobile Clinic which visits five outlying villages each week, has finished in December, so £35,000 is needed to keep this running for the next year.

Dr Frank Dobbs

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William De.Rainbow said Tue, 18 Mar 2014 07:10AM
Hi ! Dr Frank Dobbs:much appreciation to you for brilliant description of Yei civil hospital as well as Yei national health training institute in 2013. My thank goes to you and your family in general for good knowledge we learned from you last time in micro.learning group at Yei national health training institute.I was one of the third year nursing student during your visited to Yei national health training institute .Your discussion was so nice to me, am still remembering you in my daily life.Wish to see you again in South Sudan.William Deng Lual in South Sudan country.

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