Senegal Travel Blogs

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  • Heading for the capital!Yep another early rise and shine awaited us! My head hurt a lot when my alarm clock went off at 6AM and as soon as we were dressed, we dropped our luggage at the check in counter and went straight Posted by Ils1976 in Senegal | Sep 3, 2023
  • Road trippin' towards SalyThe big advantage of an organized tour is that you don't need to worry about a thing. I have to be honest and say that sometimes I love the fact that things are well organized, but from time to time Posted by Ils1976 in Senegal | Sep 3, 2023
  • A day at the deltaToday we had not an early start as we were used to, so sleeping in, even if it is for a few hours, is quite a bliss. Breakfast was not all that much, there was some bread and coffee or Posted by Ils1976 in Senegal | Sep 3, 2023
  • Another day on the roadToday we left Saint Louis early in the morning and the main reason for this was because we needed to drive for quite a long time, about 320 kilometers according to our guide Pappa. [float=left][img=https://photos.travellerspoint.com/934598/P8020293_Fotor Posted by Ils1976 in Senegal | Sep 3, 2023
  • The search for birdies is on![float=left][/float] Today another day of heat and humidity awaited us and although I was trying to adjust to the situation, I first made sure my tummy was filled with all the delicious th Posted by Ils1976 in Senegal | Sep 3, 2023
  • Venice of AfricaToday we had an early start of the day with a simple breakfast and as soon as our bags where all loaded on the small bus, we were ready to go all the way to Saint-Louis or like they want Posted by Ils1976 in Senegal | Aug 29, 2023
  • 1 week to goIt has been a tough week on many levels this week. Most of our OR nurses were brand new, so required a lot of teaching and orientating. In my room on Tuesday I had 2 new OR nurses, new anaesthetist, Posted by Jen's Travels in Dakar with Mercyships | Jun 4, 2023
  • My last 2 surgeonsI am back into the General Surgery Team Lead position for my last 2 weeks. Dr Eugene and Dr Andrew, who are both from the USA arrived on Sunday. They have been completing their orientation today and will go to Posted by Jen's Travels in Dakar with Mercyships | May 29, 2023
  • Time is flying!Only 3 more weeks to go on board the Global Mercy. As you prepare to leave the ship it is good to start reflecting on all the experiences that you have had on board. From the many patients stories to Posted by Jen's Travels in Dakar with Mercyships | May 21, 2023
  • Celebration of sightThis Friday I was able to attend the first Global Mercy Celebration of Sight Ceremony. Many of the eye patients from over the last 5 weeks of cataract surgery were invited to attend. There was some singing in Wolof and Posted by Jen's Travels in Dakar with Mercyships | May 14, 2023
  • Social outingsSince my last update I have managed to get in some rest and recreation. Last weekend a group of us went to a town called Saly for the weekend. We booked an AirBnb that other Mercyshippers had been to. It Posted by Jen's Travels in Dakar with Mercyships | May 7, 2023
  • 6 weeks to go in SenegalHi All, it has been a busy week. Where do I start? The general surgery room has been completing 3-4 surgeries a day, mostly hernia repairs but also some good sized lipomas. Some of these lipomas are so big they Posted by Jen's Travels in Dakar with Mercyships | Apr 30, 2023
  • Back to General Surgery - mostly!Hi All, I am finally back to being the General surgery team lead. I only had 2 days with paediatric general surgeons, but it was great to work with them. Over the last 2 weeks they had done a lot of Posted by Jen's Travels in Dakar with Mercyships | Apr 23, 2023
  • Max Fax and plastics!Yesterday I was in the Max Fax operating room, where we did 1 plastics and 1 max fax procedure. I had a surgeon from each specialty so it worked well. The first case was the plastics procedure. A man in his Posted by Jen's Travels in Dakar with Mercyships | Apr 18, 2023
  • First week of cataracts completed.What a joy it was to be involved in the first week of cataract surgery on board the Global Mercy. We had such a variety of patients come through already. I lost count, but I think we had around 35-40 Posted by Jen's Travels in Dakar with Mercyships | Apr 14, 2023
  • Half way through my time on GLMIt has been 2 months sine I left Australia and I still have 2 months to go before I leave Senegal to visit with my brother and his family on the Silk Road. Easter on board is always great and Posted by Jen's Travels in Dakar with Mercyships | Apr 10, 2023
  • General surgery week 2We are almost finished week 2 of General surgery. One more day to go then I say good bye to my current 2 surgeons, Roy Hanks and Charlie Brown. They have been fantastic to work with and great fun after Posted by Jen's Travels in Dakar with Mercyships | Apr 5, 2023
  • General surgery and a little bit of extra ortho.We have completed the first week of general surgery and have hit the ground running. The 2 current General surgeons are great to work with and we have already done plenty of hernias, breast lumps and giant sized lipomas. I Posted by Jen's Travels in Dakar with Mercyships | Apr 1, 2023
  • Ortho is done!So many legs in such a short time! 3 patients a day for 15 days with most having both legs done adds up quickly. We now have more patients in the step down low care unit than we have in Posted by Jen's Travels in Dakar with Mercyships | Mar 26, 2023
  • 2 weeks finishedIn such a short time we have already done so many surgeries. It is really interesting to see the difference that the age of our patients makes in their expectations and ability to cope with the whole process. For Posted by Jen's Travels in Dakar with Mercyships | Mar 18, 2023
  • Already half way through the Ortho programOn the weekend we said goodbye to one of our ortho surgeons but hello to two new ones. This means that I now have 4 surgeons in my room to control! One of the new ones has already mastered the Posted by Jen's Travels in Dakar with Mercyships | Mar 15, 2023
  • First week of surgery completedWhat a busy week it has been. The first group of patients are in varying stages of their recovery. The most complicated surgery that we did was on Thursday morning. She is a thirteen year old who's deformity was so Posted by Jen's Travels in Dakar with Mercyships | Mar 11, 2023
  • First patients on the Global Mercy!We are finally up and running. Yesterday we had the privilege of having the first ever patient for the Global Mercy in out operating theatre. We completed 3 patients surgeries for the day and today we completed another 3. Today Posted by Jen's Travels in Dakar with Mercyships | Mar 7, 2023
  • Count down to surgeryWe are still putting the finishing touches on the operating rooms but we will be ready to start on Monday morning. It has been hectic trying to arrange all the finishing touches on the OR's. The sterilisers have been doing Posted by Jen's Travels in Dakar with Mercyships | Mar 4, 2023
  • What a weekend!You will be happy to hear that I am safely back on the ship. We packed a whole lot into 3 days! Getting out of Dakar into the country side was wonderful. The Baobab trees are a little different to Posted by Jen's Travels in Dakar with Mercyships | Feb 26, 2023
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