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Testimonials

Below is a list testimonials we have received.

Messages from our volunteers

Against consecutive obstacles the theatre was set up to carry out intraocular eye surgery. Sharon and Emme our 2 trained nurses along with our other volunteers from the UK were fantastic in carrying out 'deep' cleaning.

68 Surgical procedures over 7 days, involving removal of dense cataracts as well as managing aggressive glaucoma indolent in Western Africa.
DR NIRAL KARIA
BSc, FRCOphth, Consultant.
Whilst the overall experience was positive, meeting the people and providing much needed care, it also felt as though no matter how much we did we hadn’t even begun to scratch the surface of the medical aid that was required.

I really enjoyed setting up the pharmacy and taking part in helping manage the team and triaging. It was amazing how everyone pulled together.
DR NICK STUBBINGS
MBBS
The number of people registering
was overwhelming and we helped in triaging patients. With my community pharmacy experience, I was well placed in doing blood pressure and dealing with minor conditions and discharging as necessary.

I helped the medical colleagues in a range of emergencies where my pharmaceutical and general knowledge was put to use.
DR PARESH MODASIA
Pharmacist.
What an eye opener. Made good friends, hard work but felt fulfilled. I will definitely come again in future camps
DR NILIMA PATEL
Pharmacist.
Eye opener!! Made some lovely friends and made me realise further what a career in medicine entails.

Wasn’t as easy as I’d expected and took a lot of team work to get the job done. Sense of community made the trip worthwhile.
DR AAKASH PATEL
MBBS
To see people working tirelessly everyday and to have the chance to not just watch but to help and become one of those people.

The people that give their patients sight again, takes away their pain, rehabilitates people so they can walk again so they can raise their children to be health people. It was, not to be cliché, inspiring.
DR VIDHYA CHAUHAN
MMBS
It was exciting to be going back to Yonibana after a break of four years due to the Ebola epidemic. As with every medical camp staffed by volunteers for the clinics to work well everyone has to put in a tremendous amount of hard work, commitment and contribute to team work.
DR ELEANOR ONIONS
M.Pharm, Pharmacist.
Pleasure to meet other doctors in my speciality. We had good exchange of ideas.

Love to join you guys at some other mission.
DR. RAJENDRA AMIN
M.D., F.A.C.A. Central Oklahoma Anaesthesia & Pain Mgmt.
On the outset, my service in the medical camp in Sierra Leone seemed arduous and challenging. However, the string of experiences and transformations had made my journey beautiful, meaningful and worth sharing.
DR EU JIN TEH
MEng
After 4 years following the Ebola epidemic we were going back! What an excellent group of volunteers, who came from various parts of the UK, Hungary, India and the Netherlands.

All brought a variety of skill sets
and without their expertise we could not implement the care that was required.
DR ANNE BERRY
Surgical Care Practitioner Gynaecology & Urodynamics.
My total appreciation to the local volunteers, the CHA and CHO, the nurses, despite not getting wages, having to support their extended family, they carried out their duties with a lot of enthusiasm and smile.

I saw and managed extremely ill patients and clinical signs were gross. In 3 weeks of my stay, I saw cases that I have never seen in my whole career as a family doctor in UK and medical camps around the World.
DR DHIRUBHAI MISTRY
MBBS

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