Stinking feet and malaria!

What do mosquitoes like more than clean, human skin? Stinky socks. Scientists think the musky odour of human feet can be used to attract and kill mosquitoes that carry deadly malaria. The Gates Foundation announced on Wednesday that it will help fund one such pungent project in Tanzania.If they can be cheaply mass-produced, the traps […]

July 14th, 2011|Medical|

Crocodile attack

With Mercy Air partnering with us they are an amazing group of men and women serving in various areas, but specially in Mozambique.  Here is there latest endeavour in Marromeu, Mozambique.This is the story of a man in Marromeu, Mozambique who was rescued by a helicopter pilot named Matthias Reuter after being attacked by a crocodile […]

March 3rd, 2011|Medical|

“Hold that painful thought!”

We have been blessed yet again!  Imagine having 2 dentists from Switzerland – first world equipment – and serving part time in Africa treating all who has never seen a dentist for free!  Stop imagining – it is for real and it all are happening this week.  Meet Roland and Anne-Marie, husband and wife team […]

February 10th, 2011|Medical|

Malaria drug shortage

Our clinics and hospitals in Manica Province, Mozambique has been without malaria drugs for a few week now with no sign of getting any stock.  What makes this worse is the fact that Mozambique is in its peak malaria season.  The constant rain makes this problem even worse. Our population, including us, has been severely […]

January 31st, 2011|Medical|

When there is no doctor ……!

You wake up in sweat!  Short breathed …… calling for help.  Your mom has been worried for a few days now and anxiously try to carry the only thing to you available in the house …. a cup of dirty river water.  There is no light to see how you are doing –  maybe a […]

August 17th, 2010|Medical|

Touched by an angel!

It is the magic of a touch, the power of a hug ….. that make life joyful …. they say.  I have seen that the last few days.  We have had the privilege of having about 10 nursing students from Canada with us on the base.  And before they gave medicine …… they touched the […]

June 8th, 2010|Medical|

When there is no one …………..!

Paulo is a young orphan boy living in Mozambique. The mission came to his rescue by building a small house for him and a widow watching after him. When I look at kids the first thing that always strike me – is their personalities! Awesome! Paulo is lucky though …. the mission found him in […]

February 17th, 2010|Medical|

Overcoming evil with good!

I shared a short story previously on Beru, one of our orphans at our base in Mozambique and the difficult life he has due to some serious defects. Dwight shares Beru’s story in detail and I gladly place a short extraction of what Dwight has written. For the full report e-mail me at and […]

February 15th, 2010|Medical|

5…6…7…8…. Cha-cha cha-cha-cha

Photo 1: Suzanna Tipton, the leader of the group of nurses, showing what caring is really about.Don’t think nursing is just about treating sick people. We have just had 10 of the most wonderful nurses visiting from Prairie College, Alberta, Canada. They did their community “credits” and have been coming back to Mozambique for […]

July 4th, 2009|Medical|

NEWS FLASH: 10 people die within a few days

We have had a hectic few days on the mission. We have lost dear friends which we have worked with for more than 10 years. In one family 5 people died because of the cholera epidemic in our immediate area. Last night we have lost Snr. Chimboma and this morning a blind lady which the […]

April 21st, 2009|Medical|