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July 25th 2012
Published: September 1st 2012
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Some of us (Rachel, Held, Hartropp, and myself) were selected to go on our first outreach mission to a small village about an hour east called Hatogodo. A few nurses were going along, one named Noel was able to give me interesting bits of info regarding nursing in Ghana, and I in turn explained how health care in Canada was. We arrived in the village square where several nurses were already set up and a scale was hanging from a branch. Women brought their babies to hang on the weight, while several other stations updated childhood vaccinations. I had the opportunity to walk around the village and truly experience rural West Africa. The girls gave out stickers and blew bubbles, which frightened the children extensively. Once they warmed up to it though they began to enjoy them thoroughly. We returned in the late afternoon, fighting our way through potholes and rumble strips before returning to the hospital and going around the wards to find something interesting to learn and do.

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