Day Two in Senegal

I don’t get asked very often if I am a doctor, as a matter of fact, never at all. Although today, I was asked, “Am I a doctor”?, “No”. “Nurse?”, “No”. More of the roving photographer I am sure the midwife wondered what I was really doing. And that is what has been so exciting. GoDocGo has been to two hospitals to screen women for cervical cancer. I have been lucky enough to work and observe alongside a great team of doctors and other medical personnel. It has been so eye opening, in every sense of the word, to be a fly on the wall.

The word for mid-wife in French is Sage Femme and it accurately describes the women we have met at the clinics. While at the clinic, there is a real feeling of camaraderie and support that exists between the patients and the mid-wives. The patients seem truly grateful although sometimes nervous.

The sign of the clinic.

Checking in patients as they arrive at clinic.

Drs. Maggie Carpenter and Juliette Faye who works with GoDocGo in Senegal and midwife Awa.

Doctor and midwives screening a patient at the clinic
GoDocGo workers and Awa, the midwife
The midwives of the Regional Hospital of Rufisque after we shared a delicious lunch together.
Later in the day, we went to a regional Health Center in Rufisque where Dr. Carpenter presented to mid-wives in training about screening for cervical cancer. These are five of the seven members of our team.

More to Come!!

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