Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Year end summary video and numbers...

2011 is almost over. The ship has left Sweet Salone, the Field Service is over. I am currently in Hungary enjoying fast Internet, good food and snow - well, I don't enjoy the cold so much, but never mind. :)

To give you all an update of what's been happening in the Mercy Ships realm I'd like to share a personal video with you that I created for my Norwegian church upon celebrating their 40th anniversary in October.

video


And here are some numbers for those who love details. During the 10 month visit we did:
  • Ophthalmic Surgeries & Training 
    • 1,242 Cataract Surgeries
    • 179 Pterygium Surgeries
    • 8,502 Eye Evaluations
    • Trained 22 Sierra Leoneans   
  • Maxillofacial Surgeries & Training
    • 111 Cleft Lip & Palate Surgeries 
    • 516 Maxillofacial Surgeries - Head & Neck Tumors
    • Training for Chief Dental Officer
  •  Plastic Reconstructive Surgeries
    • 159 Released Burn Contractures, Combined Fingers (Syndactyly) & Other Procedures 
    • 1,211 Occupational Therapy Services
  • General Surgeries
    • 728 Surgeries including:  
      • Hernia & Hydrocele Repairs
      • Tumor/Lesion/Lipoma Excisions 
  • Orthopaedic Surgeries & Training  
    • 185 Surgeries including:
      • Club Foot Corrections
      • Tendon Lengthening
      • Osteotomy
    • 1,742 Physical Therapy Services
    • Trained 3 in the Operating Room
    • Trained 40 Sierra Leonean Health Care Workers in Ponseti
    • Ponseti Casting – 103 Corrections for 66 Patients
    • 84 Braces Fabricated   
  • Patient Life 
    • One-on-One Counseling for Patients & Family Members
    • Organized Group Activities 
  • HOPE Center 
    • Hospital Out Patient Extension
    • 10,495 Patient Bed Nights over 35 weeks
    • 67 Community Health Education Sessions 
  • Dental Clinic & Training 
    • 34,251 Procedures 
    • 10,489 Patient Encounters
    • 933 Dental Hygiene Patients
    • 531 Dentures 
    • Oral Health Education 8,984 Patients & 1,025 Students Dental Practicum – 4 weeks
  • Mental Health 
    • Trained 16 Staff from City of Rest
    • Trained 163 Primary Health Care Workers
    • Trained 68 Church Leaders
    • Conducted Children’s Camp for 30
    • More Training Scheduled for February & March 2012  
  • Palliative Care 
    •  Provided Homecare for 26 Terminally Ill
    •  Trained 26 & Assisted Families in Wound Care
    •  5 Income Generation Projects
  • Burkitt’s Lymphoma
    • 13 Patients in Partnership with Ola During Children’s Hospital
  •  Church Leaders’ Conferences
    •  Facilitated training for 580 church leaders in Freetown, Bo & Makeni
    •  In partnership with Samaritan’s Strategy & Community Health Evangelism (CHE)
  •  Anesthesiology Conference & Midwifery Conference
    •  79 Anesthesiology Conference Participants
    •  28 Midwifery Conference Participants
  •  Agriculture Training
    •  Holistic Agriculture Concepts
    •  4 Organizations
    •  Trained 16 to be Trainers
    •  Trainers Continue to Train Others
  •  Donations
    •  Modular Buildings for local hospitals
    • Medical Supplies/Equipment
    •  Pharmaceutical Supplies
    •  Computers
    •  Well Drilling Equipment
    •  School Supplies
As you can see we accomplished quite a lot, praise God! I just want to thank every single one of you who helped in any way to make this dream for Sierra Leoneans come true!

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