The cold season started in Kasisi with a bang. Quite suddenly, the sun hid behind heavy clouds and stopped providing warmth. When in Poland the temperatures start rising, in Zambia it is the beginning of winter. The temperature at night drops to a few degrees and even though no one here dares to leave their room without a hat and warm jacket, the flu season has begun.
Sister Mariola has also fallen ill and we are rooting for her to recover quickly. Let’s send her lots of best wishes for a quick recovery.
A third wave of the pandemic is also spreading in Zambia. The number of cases has been rising sharply for several days. Yesterday, 988 cases were reported. A week ago there were 299. Unfortunately there is still a shortage of vaccines. So far, just over 5 000 people are fully vaccinated. Only 0.1% of the population have received the first dose. There is no new supply of vaccines.
A doctor arrived in Kasisi first thing this morning. Doctor Chabala is examining the little patients and prescribing treatment and isolation for all those who are not feeling well today. If you can support us, please visit our pharmacy and help replenish our stock of medicines and vitamins.
Eva and James are our medical students – talented, hardworking and grateful for every little support. They know that thanks to you they have been given a life opportunity. Now they can lead their lives as they dreamed of.
Today we ask you to join the fundraiser for the next semester of their studies. Curriculum – not funding – should be the only thing for our children to worry about. Let’s make sure they have a place in the medical world!