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  • Chapter 30 - Cameroon, West AfricaIntroduction I love Africa. And it was wonderful to travel once again to Cameroon to meet up with my good friend Jacob Bah Njeko and his wife Anne. Why Cameroon? I Posted by capetocape2017 in Cape to Cape 2017. By Land. Mostly | Nov 21, 2017
  • It feels surrealWell we are only 2 days before leaving the Mercy ship and it feels very surreal, I can honestly say I have had a very emotional journey. To say this hasn't changed me would be a lie, I have cried, Posted by DebandJen in Where's Deb and Jen? | Sep 27, 2017
  • 2 shifts to go!We have started the disembark process. Mostly this means more paperwork. We have to go around to all the important departments and get signed off that we are leaving. Time has gone so fast but we have done so much. Posted by DebandJen in Where's Deb and Jen? | Sep 27, 2017
  • Another patient journey in photos, Ernest. [img=h Posted by DebandJen in Where's Deb and Jen? | Sep 24, 2017
  • Altered plans.Well, we did not make it to the wildlife sanctuary on Saturday. On Friday there were some protests occurring in the area where we were going to be travelling through. There has been long term unrest between the French speaking Posted by DebandJen in Where's Deb and Jen? | Sep 24, 2017
  • And then week 3 was finishedHey All, This week has been another amazing week on the Mercy ship, just when you think you have seen it all, guess what No You Haven't ! The week started off with Ortho, lots of Tibial or Femoral Osteotomies, children who Posted by DebandJen in Where's Deb and Jen? | Sep 22, 2017
  • only 1 week left!!!Crazy to think we are moving into our last week on board the ship! Just thought I would share some random info from our time so far. There has been an surgeon from Cameroon working in my theatre this week who Posted by DebandJen in Where's Deb and Jen? | Sep 22, 2017
  • First big maxillary case.Today was my second day in the maxillary facial theatre, but my first day of scrubbing. It was an amazing case. A lady had a parotid tumor that had been growing for many years. For the non medical people this Posted by DebandJen in Where's Deb and Jen? | Sep 20, 2017
  • Catching up with patientsSunday morning Deb and I had planned to go to the hospital church service. A service is run down on one of the wards and patients from other wards who are able to come down and join in. We arrived Posted by DebandJen in Where's Deb and Jen? | Sep 18, 2017
  • Patient progress!Thanks to everyone who has been thinking of us and our patient. He is doing well and looks to be out of danger. The next hurdle to get over will be during the coming week, when he begins to put Posted by DebandJen in Where's Deb and Jen? | Sep 15, 2017
  • Hope CentreI had the opportunity and priviage to attend the Hope Centre this morning, what a joyous place filled my hopes and dreams and of course Jesus. On the drive to and from the centre the opportunity to see some of Douala Posted by DebandJen in Where's Deb and Jen? | Sep 10, 2017
  • 1 week down and 3 to go.We have been on board the Africa Mercy for over a week now. Which also means we only have 3 weeks left on board. We are getting the feeling that our time here is going to pass really quickly. Usually Posted by DebandJen in Where's Deb and Jen? | Sep 10, 2017
  • First day in VVFHey everyone, Today has been to say the least very challenging and emontional. Our first patient was a 29 yr old mother of three who's husband had left her, because she had a Vesicovaginal Fistula which in english is a continuous involuntary Posted by DebandJen in Where's Deb and Jen? | Sep 6, 2017
  • Second day in OrthoAnother amazing day in the theatre today. Once again we had 3 patients, with our third one being the most interesting and the most challenging. This is the patient that I mentioned yesterday. He is 12 years old and he Posted by DebandJen in Where's Deb and Jen? | Sep 6, 2017
  • First day of surgeryThe real work has finally begun! All the paper work and setting up is finally done. Deb and I have only been here a couple of days waiting to get started but others on the ship have been preparing for Posted by DebandJen in Where's Deb and Jen? | Sep 5, 2017
  • We have arrivedHey all, We made it to the Africa Mercy ship last night at somewhere after11pm. After a very long wait in Johannesburg airport, which felt like we had moved in the airport ! Imagine The Terminal!! Arriving at the airport Posted by DebandJen in Where's Deb and Jen? | Sep 3, 2017
  • Ecotrek Cameroon Tour Package.Hello Everyone, Ecotrek Cameroon brings you to all the beautiful and outstanding feature of the country, We offer lots of tour packages and other services needed by tourist. Contact for more details 233323223 Posted by Ecotrekcameroon in Ecotrek Cameroon Tour Package. | Feb 6, 2016
  • Last post from Cameroon!My stay in Cameroon has come to an end, and this post combines some information about health and sanitation here and a bit about my volunteer work. I will definitely miss the people here, but some aspects of Douala Posted by LizDykman in There and Back Again | May 14, 2013
  • Modes of Transport in CameroonThere are various modes of transport in Douala, all with their pros and cons, but on balance - more cons. Taxi – In Douala there is a sort of public transit system based on shared taxis. A taxi will slow Posted by LizDykman in There and Back Again | Apr 26, 2013
  • Limbé, Cameroon Limbé, Cameroon was just as hot as São Tomé on the day we visited. Our stay here included a long trek to see the former slave port of Bimbia, one of a 500 mile long string of slave fortresses Posted by HopeEakins in Sailing Around the World with TEDS | Apr 18, 2013
  • Cameroon Cameroon is hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot hot. The temperatures climbed to over 100 degrees and the humidity is about 85% and since there’s not much electricity, there is little air conditioning and running water Posted by HopeEakins in Around the World with Bill and Hope | Apr 16, 2013
  • Cameroonian CuisineFirst, I need to respond to questions about whether I do any actual volunteering or just take trips out of town … yes, I am working for an organization called Youth Business Cameroon that promotes and supports youth entrepreneurship. Posted by LizDykman in There and Back Again | Apr 10, 2013
  • Exploring CameroonI have two adventures to report on since my last post. I had the opportunity to travel outside of Douala the last two weekends, and it has done me good to get out of the dirty, noisy city. Posted by LizDykman in There and Back Again | Mar 25, 2013
  • Communication in CameroonHello all and apologies for the tardiness of this post! The subject of this post is communication in Cameroon, by way of explanation/excuse. Though the other volunteers and I have spent a considerable sum on a wireless router and Posted by LizDykman in There and Back Again | Mar 15, 2013
  • Douala - The Characters In my last post I told you that I am living at an orphanage. While I have had a few less than stellar moments during which my patience has not been up for the challenge, for the most part Posted by LizDykman in There and Back Again | Mar 4, 2013
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