humedica team of doctors back in Sudan

by Daniel Warkentin/LKO,  2015/01/24

Five years after the end of this help, a humedica team of doctors returned into this country, which is still marked by conflicts and poverty. In the context of a PFI commitment the voluntary doctors have treated prisoners. Daniel Warkentin has been one of the helpers. Retrospectively, the 26-year-old nurse is one thing before all: Grateful!

Five years after the end of this help, a humedica team of doctors returned into this country, which is still marked by conflicts and poverty. In the context of a PFI commitment the voluntary doctors have treated prisoners. Daniel Warkentin has been one of the helpers. Retrospectively, the 26-year-old nurse is one thing before all: Grateful!

Medical aid and an open ear

“Together with five doctors and one nurse, I was heading towards the Sudanese capital Khartoum at the end of last year. A commitment of two weeks was awaiting us, during which we wanted to visit different prisons in the country and provide medical care for the prisoners there. Because of the difficult living circumstances and the lack of hygiene, the care for the prisoners living there sometimes is important for their survival.

During our stay, we were able to examine hundreds of patients and to treat them according to their needs and the possibilities. Some of the inmates were not seriously ill, but they simply needed some attention and an open ear for their worries and troubles. Each time again it was a beautiful experience when we succeeded in making them smile despite their hopelessness.

Most of the patients, however, needed medical treatment so that my main task consisted in organizing our mobile pharmacy together with my colleague Jacky, and to distribute the different medicine. Thanks to our Arabian-speaking translators, we could also explain the prisoners exactly when and how they should take the prescribed medicine.

Now and again we could help individual inmates by giving them a t-shirt, as most of them were only wearing torn and dirty clothes and didn’t have any supplementary clothes for a change.

After fourteen days of unremitting treatment in different prisons, my colleagues and I were on the ropes. But I am sure that our presence has helped many people. I am glad and grateful that I have been able to make this experience in Sudan.”

In cooperation with the partner organization Prison Fellowship International (PFI) humedica makes this kind of help possible several times a year.

With your directed donation you enable these people, who often have been imprisoned innocently or for too long, to get not only an essential medical treatment, but also some kind of charity in action by offering them attention and an open ear. Thank you very much!

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