What a blessing to be part of all God is doing for His people at Tenwek Hospital. I continue to be amazed at how well patients recover despite lack of updated equipment, substandard sterility, and minimal instruments.
This is the young girl we operated on for the cerebellar abscess and chronic ear infection. She is fully recovered with no permanent deficits. God's miraculous healing power!
I have seen lots of trauma cases this trip. Not only road traffic accidents but also tribal violence. The panga is the weapon of choice in this area. The deep belly adds weight for slicing even through bone.
This elderly women was assaulted with a panga weapon which sliced right through her mandible bone (lower jaw). Her husband was killed. She came to us for repair 6 weeks after the injury. She was unable to eat because of the malunion of the mandible bone.