Dr. Ed Malphus arrived here this week. Ed is a Pediatric Gastroenterologist from Santa Monica, California. He has been involved with MDA for 20 years including serving as Board President for many years. This is his first opportunity to serve overseas and he has jumped into the work with both feet. He has already seen multiple cases of malaria, TB and HIV in his first 2 days. It is nice having someone here with his expertise on Pediatric and GI problems. I am looking forward to working with Ed for the next month.
Praises and his Mom
Today, I had the opportunity to meet Praises and his mother. Praises is a 4 year old boy who has been on HIV medications for 2 years. He came in for a medication refill. He is doing very well and is having absolutely no medical problems. It is a real joy to see the number of people doing well with this terrible disease.
Jim and Terry Hake have been at St. Martin de Porres Hospital in Njinikom, Cameroon since July 2010. With the prayerful support of their family and friends, and relying on Our Lord to be their daily companion, they are in the second year of a three year mission.