Mission Rabies Ghana – Chapter 15: My final post from Ghana

Mission Rabies Ghana, February 2020; what an adventure!! Let’s wrap this puppy up with a blog post. The tentative schedule this morning was: breakfast at 8:00, departure from Lake Bosomtwe at 9:00.  I packed my suitcase last night except for the few things I would need in the morning, so I was pretty ready to go.  I set the alarm…

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Mission Rabies Ghana – Chapter 14: Mission Accomplished!

There was a feeling of excitement in the air this morning as we all convened for breakfast.  Today is the day we wrap up our project.  At breakfast, we were assigned our given areas that we were going to cover, and we were also given an important statistic, namely, how many dogs we needed to vaccinate in our area in…

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Mission Rabies Vaccinated Puppy Dog

Mission Rabies Ghana – Chapter 12: Piase and Surroundings

Today was a nice, mellow day.  We were assigned a village called Piase.  Last year, the static clinic that they set up in this area was very busy.  Sure enough, our morning was busy as well, but again, in a very feast-or-famine manner.  We’d sit for 20 minutes with absolutely nothing to do, and then three people would appear, one…

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Mission Rabies Ghana – Chapter 11: Getting in the Groove

Tuesday has always been the most nondescript day of the week, and this applies to Ghana as well, apparently, because today really bordered on being “routine”. I guess I’ve really grown accustomed to things here, because objectively it was amazing as usual.  I had an egg sandwich for breakfast, and then went to base camp as usual to load up…

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Mission Rabies Ghana – Chapter 10: The Second Week Begins

Alas, the lovely weekend has ended, and it’s back to work again.  We had breakfast, and then drove to our base camp as usual to restock our bags with supplies.  I started the day with my second post-exposure rabies vaccine, due to that dog bite I received last Thursday.  Ironically, the dog bite I received saved me a little money…

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Mission Rabies Ghana – Chapter 8: Halfway Through the Adventure

Today marked the end of the first week.  I woke up this morning with my bite wound looking great.  There was no oozing overnight, no swelling, no pain, nothing.  I shaved and showered, and put on a band-aid, and that was that.  Tomorrow I don’t think I’ll even need a bandage on it.   This morning at our base, we stocked…

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