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Global surgery – making the cut for everyone’s right to health | The Swedish Forum for Human Rights, 2019
He says the healing process starts at the door to the hospital. It is about being seen, understood, believed, and taken seriously. He says the healing is not done when the surgery is successfully over. It is a process and there are so many pieces to it: Medical care, mental health but also about rule of law and democracy. Therefore, we can all act to improve access to good health care globally.
Logistics are always a challenge in a landlocked country. But finally, after having passed the port of Lomé in Togo and then driven on a trailer through complex customs procedures, our own container has arrived in Nakamtenga.
Gardening, a small input for a great sustainability
Every detail is an important part of the concept of The Good Village – and therefore even small donations are invaluable. In this case, 2 400 EUR from Ollie och Elof Ericsson Stiftelse (Ollie & Elof Ericsson Foundation) means better nutrition, agricultural knowledge, secure use of scarce resources and confidence building among children.
Burkina Faso has always been known as friendly and peaceful, a nation spared of ethnic conflicts. But in recent years, sporadic terror attacks by extremists have occurred in the north. The region around Nakamtenga is regarded safe but incidents also far away in the country must be looked into as potential threats to security.
This week, a number of silver medals were put on display in some Nakamtenga homes. Brought back by proud participants at the Africa Cup in floorball, “innebandy”, in Nairobi. The host Kenya proved too difficult in the finals for both the Burkina Faso teams but the girls pushed the home side to a penalty shootout.