Today was our first clinic day and Wow! We are tired. Our first 3 days of clinic are here in the city of Accra working with a radio partner of HCJB Global, TheoVision. Last year HCJB Global partnered with TheoVision to build a clinic here in Accra. There are 2 HCJB Global physicians who will be coming this fall to begin work in the brand new clinic for 9 months to a year until they can get it staffed with Ghanian physicians.
Joe and Steve Nelson each saw about 45 patients today in 7 hours. The interns did a wonderful job taking vital signs, working the pharmacy and playing with the children. The Ghanian people are so warm and love to laugh at us as we try to speak "correct" English or worse yet, their native language of Twi. I thought Ecuadorians were kind and patient with foreign speakers, but the Ghanians are proving to be even more so--- thankfully for us. Joe is picking it up fairly quickly and even received a language lesson from a gentleman we met while out on a walk Monday morning.